AppHarvest to open 2 more indoor farms, expand into berries

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — AppHarvest is continuing its fast-paced growth in Kentucky. The company on Monday announced the start of construction for two more indoor farms and its expansion into growing berry crops. The company says its new 30-acre indoor farm in Somerset will primarily grow strawberries. Its newest Morehead facility will produce leafy greens. AppHarvest CEO Jonathan Webb says the company is ahead of its development schedule. AppHarvest’s goal is to operate 12 indoor farms by the end of 2025. Its flagship facility is growing tomatoes in Morehead. A Berea facility will grow leafy greens and a Richmond facility will grow vine crops.