Silicon Valley-based startup invests in vertical farming facility in Avondale

Jun 23, 2021, 4:35 AM
A new vertical farming facility in Avondale, Ariz. will act as a production hub for Willow, OnePoin...
A new vertical farming facility in Avondale, Ariz. will act as a production hub for Willow, OnePointOne's personalized vertical farming service. (Photo by Willow Farm)
(Photo by Willow Farm)

PHOENIX — A startup company based out of Silicon Valley announced Tuesday the expansion of its vertical farming production facility in Avondale.

The facility will act as a production hub for Willo, OnePointOne’s personalized vertical farming service.

The new farms will use about 99% less land and water than traditional agriculture and be “free of pesticides, herbicides, and harmful chemicals of any kind.”

The 50,000-square-foot facility on 107th Avenue and Van Buren Street is projected to create around 70 jobs.

Through a mobile app, Willo will give members access to the farm and its tech, and will allow them to select crops, monitor their growth and have the produce delivered to their door.

“We’re especially excited about the innovative business concepts that OnePointOne and Willo have to offer,” Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise said in the release.

“As a city whose history is rooted in agriculture, OnePointOne’s approach to sustainable farming is bringing farming back to Avondale in ways that stretch beyond the imagination.”

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Silicon Valley-based startup invests in vertical farming facility in Avondale