Square Roots, urban farming company, to open in Louisville


A Square Roots employee handles leafy greens in an indoor, climate-controlled farm.

An indoor farming company is expanding to the Louisville area with a facility focused on growing herbs, leafy greens and microgreens.

Brooklyn-based Square Roots announced Tuesday it’s opening an indoor farm in Shepherdsville that is expected to grow enough greens to fill more than 3.1 million packages each year.

The company was founded in Brooklyn, New York, in 2016 by Kimbal Musk (the younger brother of Elon Musk) and Tobias Peggs and has since opened indoor farms in Grand Rapids, Michigan as well as Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Springfield, Ohio.  

The Shepherdsville location is the third in a partnership with food distributor Gordon Food Service in which the farms are located at Gordon’s distribution centers.

“Working with Gordon Food Service, we’ve tripled our aggregate growing capacity this year while entering three new strategic markets across America’s heartland,” said Peggs, co-founder and CEO, in a release. “This rapid expansion is purely driven by customer demand for our locally-grown food.”

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