COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hardee Greens LLC, a startup indoor, vertical farm company, today announced plans to establish operations in Jasper County. The company’s $1.3 million investment will create 58 new jobs.
Established by South Carolina natives, Hardee Greens LLC will grow fresh herbs and salad greens. The company is partnering with Local Grown Salads, which will supply the materials for Hardee Greens LLC to grow pesticide-free, fresh herbs and greens every 30 days.
Located at 11 Randall Street in Hardeeville, Hardee Greens LLC’s farm in Jasper County is initially expected to produce 10,000 pounds of greens and salads monthly to serve restaurants, schools, and grocery stores in the Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head and Savannah areas.
Operations are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Hardee Greens LLC team should email resumes to the company.
“We are so excited for the launch of Hardee Greens LLC! We love our community and saw a need for more options of fresh local produce. Numbered are the days of produce being flown cross-country. The innovations of vertical farming allow us to reduce transportation costs, maximize space, reduce water usage, and yield a pesticide and herbicide-free crop year-round! We’ve planted our roots here, and we can’t wait to share our product with our community.” -Hardee Greens LLC Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Harsta
“Agribusiness is one of South Carolina’s leading industries, and we’re excited to welcome a homegrown and innovative company like Hardee Greens LLC. Congratulations to Hardee Greens LLC on their new operations in Jasper County, and we look forward to the great things they will do.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“We celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit in South Carolina and are excited that Hardee Greens LLC is planting roots in Jasper County. Not only enhancing our state’s already booming agribusiness industry, the company will create a positive impact for the local area and its residents.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“This homegrown enterprise will bring innovative farming techniques, locally grown food and new jobs to the Jasper County region. We’re proud to support Hardee Greens LLC and their entrepreneurial approach to agriculture.” -Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
“Jasper County welcomes Hardee Greens LLC to our community, and we look forward to working with this innovative company to grow their business in Jasper County in the coming years. Every one of the 58 jobs they are creating brings a better future to a local family, and we will continue to provide the most business-friendly environment for business here in Jasper County.” -Jasper County Council Chairwoman Barbara Clark
“The city of Hardeeville is excited about this new investment in our community, which is ideally situated near city hall. We thank Hardee Greens LLC for their commitment to bringing much needed jobs to our local economy.” - Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams
“SouthernCarolina Alliance congratulates Jasper County and Hardeeville on announcing 58 new jobs. We extend our gratitude to Hardee Greens LLC for their investment in our people and our region. This type of agribusiness project will continue to be important in preventing disruption of the supply chain and getting fresher vegetables to market year-round.” -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls