Greenswell Growers, Inc., a commercial hydroponic farming facility, has announced they will be establishing a new operation in Goochland County.
The company will invest $17 million, and create 27 new jobs. The facility will be located of Hockett Road, and produce leafy greens for commercial distribution.
The greenhouse is expected to produce nearly 3.7 million pounds of leafy greens during its first three years of full production. The company has also committed to donating five percent of its production to area food banks, including Goochland Cares and Feed More.
Greenswell Growers will use a full automated, indoor system with both natural and artificial light to produce leafy greens year round. The company has worked with Dominion Energy to utilize 100 percent of its energy from zero carbon sources.