Our first greenhouse will create 140 new full-time jobs in Appalachia.
We are expected to break ground on our first project in Summer 2017.
At AppHarvest, our mission is to bring Appalachia into the next generation of agriculture and employ the hardworking men and women in the region. We will develop large-scale hi tech greenhouses growing fresh vegetables for local communities in the US. The average US meal travels 1,500 miles by the time it reaches your plate and in many cases is imported from other countries. AppHarvest will be able to to deliver our fresh produce to the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest of the US within a day's drive.
Appalachia has been hit hard. 1 in 4 individuals in eastern Kentucky fall below the poverty line. The core of AppHarvest is built around a vision of employing the strong spirited individuals of this region. In the past decade, produce imports from Mexico to the US have tripled. National grocers and restaurant chains rely on these imports. AppHarvest is here to change that model and grow produce right here at home.
Our goal is to make Central Appalachia a greenhouse hub by supplying fresh produce to major U.S. markets. The heart of coal country has infrastructure already in place to operate our facility and provides easy access to transport our produce. Appalachia let's do work!Find out more
We are building and operating high-tech greenhouse farms near supermarkets, cutting distance from the produce supply chain.
We will guarantee supermarkets high-quality, consistent, year-round local produce, with a longer shelf-life and consistent delivery.
Our revolutionary poly greenhouse sets itself apart with outstanding robustness with a short growing time.
We are growing food in the communities where it’s consumed—a desire to grow food that’s flavorful, fresher, and better for the environment.
Appalachia is more than a place, it’s a community. Our mission is to provide the freshest produce—grown locally by our neighbors.
Our produce is completely natural - No Pesticides, No Chemicals, Non-GMO.
We use 80% less water than traditional open field agricultural.
Trucking distance of our produce is significantly reduced compared to other providers.
We are protected from the elements - drought/flooding will not affect our crops.