Governor Matt Mead To Join The Vertical Celebration
After years of planning, Vertical Harvest will celebrate its much anticipated, official Opening Day. The festivities will commence at 10.30am with words from the Honorable Matt Mead, Jackson Town Mayor Sara Flitner, VH Board Chair Anna Olson and co-founder and CEO Nona Yehia. Speeches will be followed by a Street Fair that celebrates local food, artisanal crafts and amazing people.
As Nona Yehia, Vertical Harvest’s co-founder explains “Our opening day ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the huge number of organizations and individuals, both locally, statewide, nationally and internationally that have helped to make this project a reality. The day will not only celebrate our Town’s newest farm and its incredible employees, but will also showcase local farmers and producers that have made the local food movement in our valley so impactful. “
The first 90 people to arrive to the ceremony will be given the opportunity to sign up to tour the facility. Tours will take place from 12:00 – 3:00 at ½ hour intervals of 15 people each.
Organizations such as 1% for the Tetons, Slow Food in the Tetons, and HoleFood Rescue will be present to talk about their missions, local Artists and producers such as Ben Roth and Roots Kitchen will be highlighted as well as the restaurants and businesses that have supported Vertical Harvest’s mission and vision.