City Roots expanding operations in Richland County

July 13, 2022

$4.4 million investment will create 60 new jobs

City Roots, a family-owned urban farm and agribusiness destination, today announced plans to expand operations in Richland County. The company’s $4.4 million investment will create 60 new jobs over the next five years.

Established in 2009, City Roots serves top restaurants, chefs, grocery retailers and food distributors across the Southeast. From microgreens to baby herbs, City Roots produces fresh, organic vegetables locally. Known for sustainable farming, City Roots strives to educate the community through farm tours, incorporating the benefits of environmentally friendly farming practices.

“City Roots has left a wonderful impact on the Richland County community with its locally grown products going to restaurants and grocery retailers that serve our residents’ food needs. Council is pleased to see this family-owned business invest in new facilities and is excited for the additional growth and jobs this investment will bring,” said Richland County Council Chairman Overture Walker.

City Roots’ expansion to a new site, at 1630 Longwood Road in Columbia, will allow the company to create a microgreen-integrated production facility. The operation will include a state-of-the-art greenhouse structure that will be open for agricultural tours and workshops for new and beginning farmers. The site also will include a solar farm to provide energy for the facility’s needs.

The expansion is expected to be complete by spring 2023. Individuals interested in joining the City Roots team should visit the company’s contact page.