Hardee Greens LLC, a startup indoor, vertical farm company, announced plans to establish operations in Jasper County. The company’s $1.3 million investment will create 58 new jobs.
Established by South Carolina natives, Hardee Greens LLC will grow fresh herbs and salad greens. The company is partnering with Local Grown Salads, which will supply the materials for Hardee Greens LLC to grow pesticide-free, fresh herbs and greens every 30 days.
Located at 11 Randall Street in Hardeeville, Hardee Greens LLC’s farm in Jasper County is initially expected to produce 10,000 pounds of greens and salads monthly to serve restaurants, schools, and grocery stores in the Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head and Savannah areas.
Operations are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Hardee Greens LLC team should email resumes to the company.
Hardee Greens LLC Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Harsta stated, “We are so excited for the launch of Hardee Greens LLC! We love our community and saw a need for more options of fresh local produce. Numbered are the days of produce being flown cross-country. The innovations of vertical farming allow us to reduce transportation costs, maximize space, reduce water usage, and yield a pesticide and herbicide-free crop year-round! We’ve planted our roots here, and we can’t wait to share our product with our community.”
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said, “Agribusiness is one of South Carolina’s leading industries, and we’re excited to welcome a homegrown and innovative company like Hardee Greens LLC. Congratulations to Hardee Greens LLC on their new operations in Jasper County, and we look forward to the great things they will do.”
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