Kent CT13 9FA
About GrowUp Farms
GrowUp Farms’ story began 10 years ago when founder Kate Hofman met Tom Webster and they launched GrowUp Farms in a small unit in London, combining new and existing technology to grow leaves that tasted better, lasted longer and reduced the environmental impact of getting healthy food onto people’s plates.
Within a short time, GrowUp Farms was supplying Borough Market and London restaurants with the salad they had grown in a controlled environment in their small London unit.
Fast forward 10 years and £100 million worth of investment, GrowUp Farms is now a sizable vertical farm in Sandwich, Kent, supplying restaurant-quality salad grown 365 days a year in a highly controlled indoor environment using state-of-the-art tech to create the perfect Mediterranean spring day, every day.
The salad leaves are harvested, grown and packed at the vertical farm in Kent – significantly reducing the food miles – are grown without using pesticides and are not chlorine washed unlike other bagged salads; processes that degrade the quality of salad leaves. The salads are also grown using 94% less water than bagged salads produced from a field or greenhouse.
And for this reason, the leaves are tastier, crisper and stay fresher for longer than other ready-to-eat salads.
GrowUp Farms is B Corp certified with a high B Impact Score of 104.7 points, against the pass threshold of 80 points, is the first vertical farm to score an A rating in its first-ever BRCGS audit and is also the first vertical farm to launch bagged salads into major supermarket groups.
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