If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely familiar with Square Roots and our mission. We’re here to bring local, real food to people in cities — by empowering the next generation of leaders in the food system through our Next-Gen Farmer Training Program.
As a tech-enabled food company, we’ve developed a scalable “farmer-first” platform that surrounds our farmers with data, insights, and tools, so they can grow non-GMO, pesticide-free, delicious food, all year round. This partnership with Gordon Food Service will also mark the first significant deployment of our own proprietary cloud-connected, modular, indoor farm design, which utilizes a water-efficient hydroponic growing system along with vertical growing walls — requiring significantly less water and space than outdoor farms.
Additionally, the farming campuses built as part of this strategic relationship will harness power from Gordon Food Service’s existing wind farm of 14 turbines, which generates more than 100 GWh of energy each year for the company.