Courtesy of Soli Organic

Soli Organic Opens 140,000 Sq. Ft. Indoor Vertical Farm in San Antonio

June 6, 2024
New facility will grow more than 10 types of herbs and vegetables to support company’s retail sales throughout Texas and the Southwest.

Indoor agriculture and produce company Soli Organic Inc. has unveiled its newest indoor vertical farm in San Antonio, Texas, at the site of former Brooks Air Force Base. The project was first announced in November 2022.

The new facility features 100,000 sq. ft. of production space, with six vertical layers of growing capacity, and also houses 40,000 sq. ft. of processing and packing footprint. The farm will grow more than 10 crops, including basil, cilantro, mint, spinach, arugula and romaine lettuce.

Soli Organic believes the facility will help it meet rising retailer and consumer demand in Texas and across the U.S. Southwest. More than 100 jobs are expected to be created, including high-wage, high-skill tech positions in horticulture and manufacturing.

Soli Organic’s new farm features the company’s unique soil-based growing system and uses automation, lighting, organic fertigation, and vertical and horizontal space to maximize quality, yield and efficiency. The company claims the facility’s design enables growing crops with 90% less water on 1/100th of the land needed in traditional outdoor farming operations.

The release added that Soli Organic is actively scouting farm locations in the Northeast U.S., following the successful launch of a new indoor farm in Anderson, S.C.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

Sponsored Recommendations

Learn About: Micro Motion™ 4700 Config I/O Coriolis Transmitter

An Advanced Transmitter that Expands Connectivity

Micro Motion™ G-Series Coriolis Flow and Density Meter

Micro Motion G-Series: market-leading compact design featuring advanced process diagnostic capability.

Embracing Sustainability using Advanced Measurement Instrumentation

A practical guide to greeningyour brewing operationsusing advanced measurementinstrumentation.

Get Hands-On Training in Emerson's Interactive Plant Environment

Enhance the training experience and increase retention by training hands-on in Emerson's Interactive Plant Environment. Build skills here so you have them where and when it matters...