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Sifted: Lithuanian startup is hopping to succeed where other vertical farming startups have failed


Lithuanian startup Leafood grows 12 kinds of green salad and herbs all year round in a massive warehouse on the industrial outskirts of Vilnius.

The farm has 12.600 square metre – impressive 14-storey towers with water circulating through the plant beds of effective growing area which will produce 15 harvests a year.

Leafood now employs 35 people – some of whom are Taiwanese engineers who have relocated to Lithuania to train local staff.

Read more in Zosia Wanat‘s article at Sifted


Valentinas Civinskas, Leafood’s cofounder. Picture by Mauro Battellini for Sifted