Plenty, South San Francisco, selected Compton, Calif., for its next vertical farm.

The farm, approximately the size of a soccer field, is scheduled to begin development later this year, and in full operation late 2020.

“Plenty Los Angeles will introduce craveable produce to one of the most discerning food communities in the world, and we can’t wait for residents to get to know us,” says Matt Barnard, co-founder and CEO. “In addition to bringing consistently amazing, clean produce to Southern California, Plenty looks forward to collaborating with the incredible community of Compton — one with rich, agricultural roots. Working with this community to bring this farm to bear has been an experience nothing short of terrific, and we’re eager to further the partnership.”

Plenty Los Angeles is expected to create up to 50 new full-time jobs, including growers, technicians and logistics and operations managers.