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Plant in NE Pa. is different kind of factory farm

December 15, 2013
Associated Press

DALTON, Pa. (AP) — A long-vacant factory building outside Scranton is now home to a different kind of mass production — herbs and vegetables.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton on Sunday reported ( ) that Green Spirit Farms inside a former Corning facility is growing thousands of plants under grow lamps.

The plant was designed to make optical fibers but was abandoned more than a decade ago.

Owner Milan Kluko tells the paper the food market isn't as fickle as the high-tech market.

He hopes the farm will eventually have up to 100 employees.

Right now the farm is concentrating on leaf lettuces and basil, but they're also looking into French breakfast radishes and peppers.

A local chef gives high marks to the baby kale and the basil, describing it as "tender, delicious and perfect."


Information from: The Times-Tribune,



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