Rocket Farms, a grower of indoor flowers, fresh cut herbs and potted edibles in the country, announced Phase 1 construction plan of their facility expansion in Half Moon Bay, California. The company is currently rebuilding 128,000 square feet of existing space and implementing a new living herbs greenhouse. Rocket Farms, per the release, "aims to grow better plants with greater efficiency and will continue to pride themselves on the ability to innovatively grow and ship product around the country."
Through Phase 1, Rocket Farms is implementing a new water retention and recapture system to maximize water conservation as well as installing LED lights that they say will result in 48% energy savings. By using customized automation equipment, Rocket Farms can produce consistent quality at scale.
With a reconfiguration of space, the expansion also allows for the installation of 2,000 new growing tables. Rocket Farms will dedicate the space to greater capacity of production and testing more edible products. Phase 2 for the expansion is currently being planned.