An Infarm Growing Center (IGC) with multiple state-of-the-art production modules. Infarm and Sobeys Inc. have announced a new agreement to accelerate the availability and distribution of fresh produce to an additional four of Canada’s 10 provinces by 2023. As part of the deal, Infarm will construct new Infarm Growing Centres – growth, production and distribution hubs with high-capacity vertical farms – at sites in Calgary, Halifax and Winnipeg. For Hamilton, Ont., there are plans to host the largest Infarm Growing Centre in North America with a growing capacity of 37,000 sq.ft. The agreement builds on the success of a partnership launched in 2020 – the first of national scope between a Canadian retailer and a vertical farming company – to offer locally grown, Infarm produce to Sobeys Inc. consumers Canada-wide. Their in-store smart-farming modules have been rolled out at select grocers, allowing consumers buy fresh produce harvested in-store . In combination with existing Infarm Growing Centres in Vancouver and Victoria/Vancouver Island, the agreement allows the company to increase production volume in Canada more than seven-fold. The deal comes in response to the increasing demand by retailers, including Sobeys, Safeway and Thrifty Food for fresh Infarm produce, and will supply […]

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