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Oasis Biotech brings indoor farming to Las Vegas

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 15:21:45-04

Seeing the building at 6225 Annie Oakley Drive you might not believe there's an entire farm inside.

They're growing a lot of things and they'll start delivering to their first customers July 24.

To go inside you have to wear a mask, gloves, and a full body suit. It looks like workers are gearing up for surgery, but it's actually a very scientific farm called Oasis Biotech. There's a reason for all the layers.

"Nobody wants to get sick from what they eat and quite literally there's cases of it being fatal," said Brock Leach, the general manager of Oasis Biotech.

Workers plant one seed at a time with tweezers. Crops are harvested in air conditioned rooms. In between, they grow crops in rooms right out of a sci-fi thriller. The germination room is kept at 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 85% humidity.

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Right now, they're growing baby lettuce and micro-greens. You can't go buy it, but you could see it when you eat out. In fact, that's why the company came from China: because of all the high end restaurants in Las Vegas. 

The plain-looking building down the block could give your next dish a kick.

"It's really not the meat and the potatoes of the dinner for say, but the things that add a lot of flavor and a little pizazz," said Leach.

They want to start growing berries and show up in local grocery stores next year.

A grand opening event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. July 21. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the new farming facility and a number of Evercress-inspired culinary delights and cocktails prepared by some of the finest chefs and mixologists in Las Vegas as our team shares the details of the company’s exciting mission to “Feed the World. Better.”