Oasis Biotech, the latest agricultural startup to take root in Las Vegas and one of the nation’s largest hydroponic vertical farming facilities of its kind, is proud to announce the unveiling of Evercress, the company’s first consumer-facing produce brand dedicated to helping the organization “Feed the World. Better.,” at a VIP only, Grand Opening illumination ceremony and reception.
Leveraging the state-of-the-art technology at Oasis Biotech and its team of highly qualified agricultural experts, Evercress has big plans to redefine the meaning of fresh produce to Las Vegas.
“Our new growing methods have enabled us to start providing local communities and chefs with the highest quality, most nutrient-rich and environmentally sustainable produce the world has ever seen while also alleviating hunger in a socially responsible way,” says Brock Leach, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager at Oasis Biotech. “Simply put, Evercress is the next step in our mission to Feed the World. Better.”
According to Leach, the company has a mission-first mindset and everything the organization does will be to reduce food insecurity in Las Vegas and around the world while also providing the highest quality leafy greens, micro greens, herbs and an increasing array of produce at peak flavor to some of the best restaurants and local charities, with plans to move into grocery stores soon.
“When I think about my family, when I think about my children’s future and the world’s dwindling food supply, I know that developing better ways to produce food is critical to making that future bright,” says Leach. “Evercress has already enabled us to start doing so while also providing Las Vegas with the some of the safest, best tasting produce ever grown.”
According to Leach, Evercress produce is grown using nearly 90 percent less water than traditional farming, less than one percent of the land, and zero pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. All of which is grown using non-GMO seeds and can be grown 365 days per year.
“As the world demands healthier, more environmentally conscious dining options, our vertically farmed produce is the solution that perfectly marries technology with nature,” says Leach. “We haven’t changed the way food is farmed. We’ve just made the process more efficient and environmentally sustainable.”
Considering the efficiency by which Evercress Produce can be grown, distribution is a key factor to the brand’s overall success, which is why the company is also proud to announce its partnership with Get Fresh, one of the largest distributors and fresh-cut processors in the region, serving Southern Nevada and the Southwest.
Traditionally grown produce can travel more than 1,500 miles before it ever reaches a consumer, which means a significant loss in nutrients and flavor. The technology at Oasis Biotech and the newly announced partnership with Get Fresh will enable Evercress to provide Las Vegas with food that can be consumed on the same day as it’s harvested.
In addition to the VIP grand opening event and ceremony, Oasis Biotech will also hold a celebratory grand opening food festival event for the general public at the same location on Saturday, July 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. which will include entertainment and tours for the general public.