Hardee Greens, LLC Establishing Operations in Jasper County

October 05, 2022


Hardee Greens, LLC Establishing Operations in Jasper County

$1.3 Million Investment Will Create 24 New Jobs


Hardeeville, 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 24 new jobs.

Established by South Carolina natives, Hardee Greens, LLC will grow fresh green herbs and salad greens.

“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,” said 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,” said Governor 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 also create a positive impact for the local area and its residents,” added SC Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

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.

SC Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers added, “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.”

“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,” said 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,” said Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams in welcoming the company.

“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,” remarked SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls.

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.  For more information, visit www.hardeegreens.com.  Job applicants should contact katie@hardeegreens.com.