Herndon Data Center Converted into Indoor Vertical Farm

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Herndon Data center in Virginia which was previously in operation has been turned down to a beautiful vertical farm.

Beanstalk, an indoor farming company will launch a new headquarter and vertical farm at 251 Exchange Place in Fairfax County.

Beanstalk is known for using a proprietary hydroponic tech and heirloom to produce leafy vegetables and herbs sold to Supermarket chain Harris Teeter.

In 2006, Digital Realty acquired the 251 site for $12.9 million where the data center was operating for about a decade, and later in 2016, Digital realty sold the site to Netrality. And after a month, Lincoln Rackhouse acquired it.

Beanstalk Farms established in 2017, received $100,000 grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund, and Fairfax County will contribute $100,000 as a local match to extend the vertical farming company. Herndon officials said Beanstalk to invest more than $2 million and create 29 new jobs as it migrates the headquarters to the new site.

In 2021, Governor Northam said, “I am pleased to support a project that brings together Virginia’s oldest and largest industry, agriculture, with one of our newest and fastest growing sectors, technology. Innovative entrepreneurs like Mike and Jack Ross are demonstrating how STEM fields can bring together exciting, new growing techniques cultivated from advancements in biology and technology.”

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