Planned Jamestown lettuce operation scaled backJAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Plans for a large lettuce-growing operation in the Jamestown area are being scaled back.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Plans for a large lettuce-growing operation in the Jamestown area are being scaled back.
The Jamestown Sun reports that Endless Harvest has downsized its planned $12 million, 2.7-acre operation into a $2 million half-acre one.
Duane Spooner with the South Central Dakota Regional Council says a smaller project will give the company the chance to prove that its concept will work. The project is seeking financial backing from local development agencies.
Endless Harvest hopes to grow lettuce for markets around the upper Midwest. Spooner says the idea of offering onsite classes on greenhouse operations has been scrapped, as the location is close enough to Jamestown to use classrooms in town and travel to the greenhouse when necessary.