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October 31, 2022

(Springfield, Ohio) – Square Roots, a technology leader in indoor agriculture, and Gordon Food Service, one of the largest food distributors in North America, held a ribbon cutting ceremony in Springfield, Ohio to celebrate their newest joint farm. , taking another step in their collective journey to collectively build indoor farms across the continent, ultimately enabling locally grown food on a global scale.

“From our new indoor farm co-located with Gordon Food Service at their distribution center in Ohio, we can now consistently deliver delicious, high-quality produce to local chefs and retailers year-round, often within hours of harvest,” said Tobias Peggs, co-founder and CEO of Square Roots. Square Sweden’s modular, climate-controlled smart farm platform enables us to rapidly deploy commercial-scale facilities in strategic locations across the country – empowering local farmers, growing local food and strengthening local food systems everywhere.”

“Since 2019, we’ve been on a journey with Square Roots, realizing our vision of making locally grown, nutritious products available to customers, regardless of outdoor conditions or season,” said President and CEO Rich Wolowski. From Gordon’s Catering Service. “Together, we’ve now built a network of indoor farms in the Midwest that brings us closer to enabling local food on a global scale.”

Square Roots products are available at Gordon Food Service customers’ restaurants, schools and hospitals, as well as local retail stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including Gordon Food Service Stores.

The new Square Roots Farm in Springfield was introduced using Square Roots’ modular smart farm technology platform, which can be built anywhere with a small footprint and quickly. To manage the facility, Square Sweden’s farmers use the company’s proprietary cloud-connected software to continuously monitor and control multiple climates, allowing a variety of crops to be grown to meet the needs of the local market.

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About Square Roots

Square Roots is an indoor growing technology leader on a mission to bring its locally grown food responsibly year-round to people in cities around the world. Square Roots is setting new standards for transparency and accountability while training a new generation of agricultural leaders to create a more sustainable food system. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Kimbal Musk and Tobias Peggs, the fresh produce line is available in restaurants, schools, hospitals and retail locations across the country, including Gordon’s Grocers, Whole Foods Market, Fresh Thyme Market, Meijer, Family Fare. , D&W Fresh Market, Busch’s Fresh Market, Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fresh Direct and Getir. Square Sweden’s strategic partnership with Gordon Food Service reinforces a larger shared ambition to build climate-controlled indoor farms at commercial scale across the continent, enabling year-round local food on a global scale. For more information, visit www.squarerootsgrow.com.

About Gordon Food Service

For 125 years, Gordon Food Service has provided its customers with uncompromising quality and cordial service. Starting with a simple butter and egg delivery service, we’ve grown to become the largest family-owned business in the foodservice industry, following the same approach since 1897 – while remaining passionately committed to the people we serve. Today, we serve food service providers in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast to coast in Canada. We also operate more than 170 Gordon’s Grocery locations in the United States. Working with organizations in a variety of industries—from healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners—we help our clients create food experiences that people choose, enjoy and remember. .