Entries by Em-j Staples

This Year I am Thankful For…..

We asked our farmers what they are thankful for this year, here is what they had to say… Thibaud Sanchez, VH Associate I am thankful for being self-educated and having coworkers that are kind Betsy Grande, VH Job Support  I am thankful for all the kind people at VH. You are all kind and respectful to each […]

Welcome to Vertical Harvest Farms: Interview with New Employees!

Samara Flug My name is Samara Flug.  I am the Director of Business Operations at Vertical Harvest, in Jackson.  This role is responsible for building cross-functional processes, strategy, and structure to help increase overall efficiency, support, and cohesiveness as we grow.  I was attracted to working at VH because I am passionate about creating better […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month

    As a company founded by three women, we have been breaking gender norms from the start. We engrain our culture with women empowerment, equal rights, and education around the history of gender-inequality in business. We’re respectful of different opinions, we’re iterative and deliberative in our decision-making. We include and amplify different voices that […]

2021 Greatest Hits

It’s the end of the year and we have so much to be grateful for at Vertical Harvest.  It’s also a year where we grew as much as the plants in the greenhouse!  Here are some of our greatest hits for 2021…   Fast Company “World Changing Ideas” x 3 Our business model is designed to […]

Teton Adaptive Sports X Vertical Harvest Farms Interview

  Summary / Intro  Vertical Harvest’s Nikki Thompson [Grow Well Associate] and Teton Adaptive Sports’ Joe Stone [Director of Mission] are advocates for disability rights in our community. But their cause extends beyond just Jackson Hole—to the broader issues of helping people recognize ableism in everyday life to ending stigmas and stereotypes around people with […]

Vertical Harvest Land Acknowledgement (Jackson, WY)

We at Vertical Harvest recognize and honor the original Indigenous Peoples of the land that we are now living and working on. The land on which this building stands is part of the ancient homeland and traditional hunting, gathering and ceremonial territory of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Crow, Shoshone and Ute peoples. Other Native American tribes […]


Eat Local This Thanksgiving

  Eat Local This Thanksgiving Farmers across Wyoming and Idaho partner up to bring fresh farm food to your Thanksgiving table.  In Jackson Hole, Wyoming we endure long, hard winters, and while there are a lot of things we love about our small ski town, buying local food is not always an option during the […]

Rediscovering Joy at Work

The pandemic brought an unimaginable amount of emotions and uncertainty into our homes. Across all industries employees reported feeling burned out from the stress of their jobs and bored by the monotonous structure. “Many of us have also struggled with feeling inauthentic at times throughout these months as we’ve needed to show up like we’re […]