Indoor Farm Urban Till Suspends Deliveries 'Until Further Notice'
Urban Till, a Chicago-based indoor farming company delivering herbs and microgreens to local restaurants, has suspended its service.
In an email, the company said it was suspending deliveries until further notice “due to constraints that severely handicap our daily operations.” Urban Till CEO Brock Leach said the company stopped deliveries weeks ago, and that it’s pursuing other opportunities to continue providing produce to customers.
In late 2015, Urban Till said it worked with more than 200 local clients and employed about 20. At the time, the company was planning a more than 100,000-square-foot facility in Las Vegas and said it was negotiating to do an indoor vertical orchard in San Bernardino, Calif.
The company, founded by Leach in 2011, has said it offers produce and herbs including arugula, chives and rosemary grown using hydroponics — meaning without soil using mineral nutrient solutions in water. Urban Till's facility is housed in the former Sunbeam factory on the Far West Side.