Vertical Field signs agreement for Vertical Farms deployments in Ukraine
Moderntrendo S.R.O will promote Vertical Field for nationwide FaaS deployments with initial pilot with Varus Supermarkets.
RA’ANANA — Vertical Field, an agtech company that specializes in vertical farming, has signed an agreement with Moderntrendo S.R.O, an agricultural distributor in Ukraine, for a promotion of nationwide deployments of vertical farms. Vertical Field will conduct an initial pilot at Varus, one of the biggest national supermarket chains in the country, in early 2021 before expanding to other chains. Varus operates 95 stores across 25 cities and attracts approximately 260,000 customers daily.
Vertical Field has developed and commercialized soil-based vertical farms in containers that produce locally sourced vegetables. These indoor farms are capable of growing a variety of fresh greens and other vegetables through the company’s proprietary technology. Vertical Field’s farms offer an on-site service for local supermarkets, restaurants, outdoor markets and distribution centers.
Vertical Field farms are modular, expandable, and moveable, with fully automated crop management, and a sterile environment that requires significantly less human contact. The crops that are currently offered include: lettuce, basil, parsley, kale, mint and others.
Guy Elitzur, the CEO of Vertical Field, said, “We are extremely excited about our partnership with Moderntrendo S.R.O which has led to the project with Varus and will lead to more projects in the near future with more chains in Ukraine. One of the realizations that have surfaced during the COVID-19 crisis is the need to develop solutions that allow urban residents access to healthy food, with minimal human handling and without depending on transportation and shipping from remote locations. We are delighted to be able to provide- and expand access to- healthy, and high-quality vegetables grown right outside the consumer’s door.”