Currently deemed “the first of its kind in the nation” by CNBC, the indoor farm’s groundbreaking event took place September 24. Collectively the farm will cost nearly $15 million, and is set to create roughly 40 jobs in the $45,000 range including benefits. On-site features will incorporate robotics, data analytics and artificial intelligence for optimization, and the space itself is set to encompass upwards of 150,000 SF across more than three acres.
"We already have demonstrated that we can provide to our customers the freshest, best-tasting and nutritious locally grown produce, while using renewable energy, very little water, and no pesticides," said Mike Zelkind, 80 Acres Farms' CEO and Co-Founder. "With the Hamilton facility, we will achieve the next-generation of indoor vertical farming…this project will deliver our proof of concept that indoor farming can be fully automated, commercially scalable, higher-yielding, and profitable.”