Entries by Kyra

Profile in Edible Maine

Vertical Harvest’s new Westbrook location was profiled prominently in the Winter 2020/2021 issue of Edible Maine, a premier food publication in the state. The article focused on the importance of vertical farming in making cold climate communities more sustainable. View full article here. 

Edible Flowers Bloom in the Greenhouse

If you frequented the farmers market in Jackson this past summer you probably spotted the debut of our edible flower mixes. Their popularity told us we were on to something. Vertical Harvest is now poised to go “all in” on these vibrant and flavorful beauties. We’ve greatly expanded our production capacity in the greenhouse and […]

Podcasts Feature Our CEO, Nona Yehia

Podcasts are a booming business nowadays, lending insight and introspection on topics far and wide. Nona Yehia, our co-founder and CEO, has been a popular guest recently on programs as diverse as The Evolving Digital Self, which explores conscientious use of technology, to Soul of a Leader, which explores leadership styles that uplift and embrace […]

Compostable Changes Make the Greenhouse Even “Greener”

Vertical Harvest is paving the way to an even more sustainable future with two recent changes: Transforming the vast majority of our produce waste into fertilizer, and Switching to 99% compostable packaging  Greenhouse Waste = Fertilizer Working with WyoFarm Composting, each week we send 320 gallons of produce waste to decompose into fertilizer instead of […]

Introducing Thanksgiving Harvest Boxes

For most folks, Thanksgiving will look a little different this year — with friends and family at a (social) distance. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all celebrate. We just need to get creative. So we’re introducing the Thanksgiving Harvest Box as a new way to help you give thanks. Developed in partnership with two […]


Recipe: Daikon and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 2 large cucumbers 3 ounces daikon radish microgreens sesame horseradish vinaigrette Dressing 1 medium shallot 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 cup sesame oil 2 tablespoons fresh horseradish Instructions: Shred cucumbers and mix with daikon radish microgreens. Chop shallot and shred horseradish. Combine with other dressing ingredients. Dress salad!


Recipe: Sunflower Power Salad

Ingredients: 1 large head red cabbage, shredded 1 pound of greens 2 cups packed sunflower microgreens 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 cup toasted sunflower seeds Preparation: Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Place sunflower seeds in a rectangular glass dish and place in oven to brown for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine and mix all […]



Ingredients: 1 red bell pepper 1 yellow bell pepper 1 orange bell pepper 3 cloves minced garlic 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 3 ounces chervil microgreens for egg mixture 1/2 ounces of chervil microgreens for garnish 7 large eggs 1/4 cup butter 3 tablespoons low-fat milk 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Place oven on low-broil.  […]


Recipe: Miso Mushroom Ramen

MISO MUSHROOM INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon oil 2 lbs. button or crimini mushrooms (see notes) 3 tablespoons softened butter (vegan butter, if needed) 2 tablespoons miso paste (gluten-free, if needed) 2 garlic cloves, very finely minced 1 teaspoon sesame oil INSTRUCTIONS Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and […]

CNN Champion for Change

We were so honored that Vertical Harvest, our team of changemakers, and our CEO Nona Yehia were named a CNN Champion for Change in 2020. This award profiles 10 innovators leading the charge to a better world with new ideas and groundbreaking solutions. Click the button below to view a promotional clip, or read the […]