A rendering of a planned Venture Harvest greenhouse in Wyoming

A rendering of a planned Venture Harvest greenhouse in Wyoming.

The New Local: High-Tech Farming Redefines Locally Grown

“Retailers here like to source local food, but they have a hard time getting it consistently and keeping it on the shelves.” — Penny McBride, Vertical Harvest, Jackson Hole, Wyo.

If all goes according to plan, Penny McBride’s new farming venture will be up and running sometime late next year, growing hundreds of pounds of tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries and microgreens each week for retailers in and around Jackson Hole, Wyo. It’s a major undertaking, and one that will help feed the area’s growing demand for local food.

And it’ll all happen on a tiny swath of land next to a par

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