Ceres Greens

  • Ceres Greens & Flexible Capital Fund-2020

Ceres Greens

Ceres Greens, Barre, VermontCeres Greens is an early stage vertical farming company focused on supplying institutional and food service customers with fresh, local produce year-round. In 2016, Ceres Greens co-founders Jacob Isham and Greg Kelly met and realized they had similar aspirations to grow local produce for year-round consumption. Isham, an eighth generation Vermonter, Army veteran and finance professional, and Kelly, a savvy technology entrepreneur with experience growing businesses, compliment each other perfectly. They are committed to working towards a future where healthy food is available to everyone. With predictable harvests and the ability to grow food close to population centers, they believe indoor vertical farming is a way to accomplish this.

Since 2016, the company has grown from a 1,900-square-foot warehouse space to prototype their vertical farm and develop their plant ‘recipes’ to a fully operational 12,500-square-foot facility in a designated Opportunity Zone in downtown Barre, VT. The Flex Fund invested $75,000 in equity as part of a $330,000 round to help build out their grow room in their new facility and support working capital.

Jacob Isham, Co-Founder:

“At Ceres Greens, we seek funding partners who share our principles of environmental, economic, and social responsibility. We are grateful to have received investment from the Flexible Capital Fund who shares our values and has brought expertise and guidance that has been invaluable to our company. We are excited to work with the Flex Fund to bring fresh, safe, and healthy local produce to our communities year round.”