As of right now, Chicago is home to the largest indoor vertical farm. FarmedHere, the owner and operator of the vertical farm, will work with local stores to sell their produce here in Chicago. How much produce you ask? This system will eventually produce somewhere around one million pounds of green (vegetable that is) a year. In addition, the farm uses aquaponics technology to help with plant production. Tilapia will be kept in tanks at the top of the farm so that their nutrient-rich waste will help plants grow. All in all, FarmedHere will have produce and fish for sale. To find out where you can buy FarmedHere products, look here for a list of stores.
To learn more about vertical farming, take a look at documentary film Fuel, which we have right here in the library.