Welcome to the future of farming 

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We design, build, deploy and operate the world’s most productive indoor farming solutions. We believe the key to a more sustainable future requires eliminating supply-chain risks and undoing the commoditization of the food industry. That’s why our Local Roots Family is building a distributed network of cutting-edge farms throughout the world to grow the freshest, healthiest food possible.



We grow only the healthiest, flavor-packed produce.

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Our transformative LocalX technology platform autonomously operates to drive predictable production and quality.

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Responsible Solutions

Our co-located TerraFarms revolutionize your supply chain.



Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food
— Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C.
Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals & happiness.
— Thomas Jefferson
Power over a man’s subsistence is power over his will.
— Alexander Hamilton


Upcoming Events

Greensys 2017 - Beijing, China

World's Fair Nano - New York, New York

Recent Press

Is the Future of Farming Inside a Shipping Container?

July 28, 2017 - CTV News

'Grow food on Mars': LA startups tackle climate change with inventive solutions

July 18, 2017 - The Guardian

Urban Farming

July 14, 2017 - WHYY Radio Times

40-foot shipping container farm can grow 5 acres of food with 97% less water

July 11, 2017 - Inhabitat

This shipping-container farm could someday solve the food desert problem

July 7, 2017 - Washington Post

How Tech is Improving 3 Things Taking Up Your Time

June 27, 2017 - Forbes 

The Future of Food

June 17, 2o17 - VoyageLA              

SXSW Trade Show Local Roots 

April 22, 2017 - KBTX-TV News    

Interview with Founder and CEO Eric Ellestad 

April 22, 2017 - Two Maverix Podcast

Global Impact Challenge Finalists Announced 

April 17, 2017 - World Food Programme    

Live Interview with CEO Eric Ellestad

March 30, 2017 - BNN Canada        

SXSW trade show displays latest tech (video)

March 15, 2017 - CBS Austin  

How this California company fits five acres of farmland into 40-foot shipping containers (video)

January 1, 2017 -  Mashable          


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