Peachy the Magazine Fall 2017 - Page 36

The New Frontier in Farming I ​ t’s not just the Jackson Hole commu- nity that’s paying attention. “When people enter our doors,” says Caroline, “they are in awe of every aspect of our operation, from the innovative hydroponic growing systems to our unique glass building structure and our integrated employment model. We are currently talking about replica- tion with several entities in the US. Our business mission and social mis- sion are equal, and we could not have one without the other.”  Vertical Harvest’s offerings include five kinds of leafy greens, three leaf mixes, seven variet- ies of microgreens and two kinds of tomatoes, including “Bumble Bee” and “Rebel.” 34 PEACHYTHEMAGAZINE.COM Vertical Harvest’s team agrees. As one employee, Nikki, explains, “My job as the Market Assistant Manager consists of many things! Between greeting customers and checking them out at the register, stocking and quality controlling the produce, receiving other products that are not produce, cleaning, and making schedules, I am a very busy person at Vertical Harvest/Market, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!” n