Urban farming enterprise Infarm to open second U.S. facility in Kyle

The new Infarm facility in Kyle will be equipped with 33-foot-tall farming units to maximize space. (Courtesy Infarm)
The new Infarm facility in Kyle will be equipped with 33-foot-tall farming units to maximize space. (Courtesy Infarm)

The new Infarm facility in Kyle will be equipped with 33-foot-tall farming units to maximize space. (Courtesy Infarm)

Infarm, a network of urban farms founded in Berlin with centers in Asia and Europe, is expanding its footprint within the U.S. with a new facility in Kyle. This will be the second facility in the U.S. with the first located in Seattle.

Urban farming refers to growing food indoors, in or near heavily populated cities. The goal of Infarm is to minimize risks to the environment and provide pesticide-free food. The facility will be able to provide food 24/7 without any supply chain issues and thereby be more reliable, according to a press release.

To maximize space, the facility will be equipped with vertical farming units standing 33 feet tall and "producing the crop equivalent of land the size of a soccer field, using 95% less water and 95% less land compared to traditional soil-based agriculture."

With the U.S. playing a significant role in Infarm’s global expansion plans, Texas was strategically chosen to root a new facility that will be able to feed over 18 million people, co-founder and CEO Ere Galonska said in the release.

“We are beyond proud to welcome Infarm to the city of Kyle. Agri-Tech innovations are of growing importance for our food systems and supply. That’s why it’s great to see a global vertical farming leader investing in the region and setting up business in Kyle, creating jobs, and making even more sustainably sourced, fresh, local produce available to our region,” Kyle Mayor Travis Mitchell said in the release.


The new facility will be approximately 73,000 square feet with plans to have up to five additional facilities in the country for a total of 500,000 square feet of space.

The new facility will be located at the Plum Creek Industrial Park at 19200 Marketplace Ave., Kyle, and is slated to open in August.
By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.