Salad Days: Millis Indoor Farm Company Will Help Emirates Airline See Green

 

FreshBox Farms is about to take the indoor farming movement to new heights.

The Millis company and its parent firm in California have struck a $40 million joint venture with the catering operation of Emirates airline to build the largest “vertical farm” in the world in Dubai: rows of lettuce and other greens growing in hydroponic containers stacked 50 feet high.

Corporate parent Crop One Holdings last week disclosed the deal with Emirates Flight Catering to build a 130,000-square-foot indoor growing facility near the Dubai airport that promises to yield as much as 6,000 pounds of greens a day, from kale to parsley.

This article was originally published by the Boston Globe.