GoodLeaf Farms expects to break ground on a new indoor vertical farm in the Montreal area by autumn. It will be the first expansion for the company since establishing its commercial-scale farm in Guelph, Ont., in 2019. GoodLeaf produce like pea shoots, micro radish, micro arugula, micro Asian blend, spicy mustard medley, baby kale and baby arugula grown at the Quebec farm are expected to be in grocery stores across Quebec and in Atlantic Canada by fall 2022.
"It is GoodLeaf's intention to build a stable of indoor vertical farms that support the Canadian grocery network, food service industry and consumers — starting with an expansion into Quebec," says Barry Murchie, Chief Executive Officer of GoodLeaf. "We are committed to growing in the Province of Quebec and are encouraged by the support and collaboration we have been getting from stakeholders and all levels of government. We are looking forward to finalizing all of the details."