New Jersey-based AeroFarms proposes a radical and more sustainable way to grow the world's food.
We are thrilled to be featured in the first episode of Food Republic's newest series "Food Futures".
We are thrilled to be featured in the first episode of Food Republic's newest series "Food Futures".
High-tech “vertical farms” are sprouting inside warehouses and shipping containers, where lettuce and other greens grow without soil, stacked in horizontal or vertical rows and fed by water and LED lights, which can be customized to control the size, texture or other characteristic of a plant.
Camden is not what people think of when they read “Garden State” on New Jersey license plates. But that could change this year, when a 78,000-square-foot, warehouse-style building starts to rise in a weed-strewn field in the 1500 block of Broadway.
The New Yorker's Ian Frazier spent months getting to know our team and visiting our farms and customers. His impressions are thoughtful and incisive.
One year ago, a group of student journalists visited one of our Newark farms to film a news segment for the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab and the story is out!
A special episode of "iTechShow" hosted & produced by Toufic Gebran featuring AeroFarms in Newark city, New Jersey.
We are honored to be the recognized innovator from New Jersey in Fast Company's "United States of Innovation."
One of the biggest names in vertical farming, however, has a different business model. AeroFarms in New Jersey, USA, has opened what they say is the world’s largest indoor vertical farm – with a total of 7,000 sq m (70,000 sq ft) floor space – and they’re hoping to produce tasty greens in massive quantities.
High-tech farms in urban warehouses can grow 100 times more food using 95% less water than old-fashioned operations depending on soil and sunshine.
The reason we do what we do starts here. It starts with the hope that we can reverse years of reckless disregard for the health of our water table and the fallacy that water is forever.
With this fun and inviting brand, we are setting a new culinary standard for flavor and freshness. Dream Greens are locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO and offer consistent quality and availability year-round. These are the same delicious greens that AeroFarms customers have been enjoying for years, but now with improved packaging and some new, exciting blends.
Michael Barron, senior plant scientist at AeroFarms, likes intricate problems. It’s that uncommon preference that got him interested in agriculture while studying environmental science at Harvard. And it’s that uncommon preference that’s seeing him through the task of perfecting the growing process at the world’s largest vertical farm.
For a long time this TreeHugger was dismissive of vertical farms, agreeing with Adam Stein who wrote that "Using urban real estate in this manner is incredibly wasteful: bad for the economy and bad for the environment." I was wrong.
With AeroFarms having invested a significant amount of time and money optimizing its business model and production operations, the organization is now in the midst of a major expansion, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Inside a windowless warehouse once used for paintball, with planes heading to nearby Newark airport overhead, an industrial park in New Jersey seems an unlikely place to find fresh locally grown produce.
After a year of unprecedented growth, AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming, is a finalist for both the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards and NJBiz.com’s Business of the Year.
Inside an old laser-tag arena in Newark, New Jersey, is the future of farming. AeroFarms is an indoor vertical farm that uses no sunlight, no soil, and very little water.
Vertical farming, long considered a curiosity, is starting to take root now. And according to the executive of one growing company, that means expanding beyond its niche, which offers a string of related commercial real estate possibilities.
LinkedIn honors AeroFarms team member Justin Zabilansky on it's Next Wave List for food. The list features several top names in food and leisure who are shaping the future of the industry.
When you think farm, you might imagine sun-drenched fields of fertile soil. You probably don't imagine a very large building in Newark, New Jersey. But AeroFarms, a startup that's developed technology allowing plants to grow without sunlight or dirt (and with very little water), might be about to change that.
AeroFarms is creating new ways to grow indoors year-round to solve problems like the drought out West, frost in the South or other unfavorable conditions affecting farmers.
An ambitious, almost fantastical, manifestation of agricultural technology is expected to come to fruition this fall. From the remains of an abandoned steel mill in Newark, New Jersey, the creators of AeroFarms are building what they say will be the largest vertical farm, producing two million pounds of leafy greens a year.
In order to feed the world's growing population, we need to constantly rethink agriculture. That's where vertical farming comes in. Vertical farming — essentially, multistory greenhouses — uses 90% less land than traditional farming, while harvesting 80% more per unit of area.
In a nondescript former paintball and laser tag facility in Newark lies an oasis. With layer after layer of thriving verdant greens stacked in vertical structures, AeroFarms is changing the farming process completely without any soil or sun at the company's eighth facility.
Urban indoor farming has gained serious traction in America this year, thanks to AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey.
Once AeroFarms 70,000 square foot facility is completed, it's expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world.
A huge vertical farm—where crops are planted, grown, and harvested all with neither sun nor soil—is being built in New Jersey. When it’s finished, it will be the largest one in the world.
David Rosenberg, AeroFarms co-founder and chief executive officer, discusses aeroponics and the company's expansion plans.
In an old warehouse in Newark, New Jersey, that once housed the state's biggest indoor paint ball arena, leafy green plants such as kale, arugula and watercress sprout from tall metal towers under bright lights.
New Jersey-based AeroFarms is shipping arugula, kale, and spinach from a farm inside a former Newark nightclub to grocery shelves around New York City. Local ShopRites sell five ounces of AeroFarms’ greens for $3.99, the same price as EarthBound, an organic grower in California.
Right now AeroFarms is growing more than 10 varieties of baby leafy greens such as romaine, arugula and watercress and there are major plans for expansion. In spite of the hi-tech growing, they’re priced competitively in supermarkets.
On May 25, 2016, AeroFarms partner and investor Jesse Fink of MissionPoint Capital along with other experts in food waste and a few celebrity chefs headed to Washington to testify before the House Agriculture Committee and to meet with individual representatives.
AeroFarms crops bask under an array of LED lamps instead of sunlight, and sensors monitor temperature, humidity, oxygen levels, and more to ensure the plants are growing in optimal conditions. Not only do the crops require no soil or pesticides, but the farms also use about 95 percent less water than traditional operations.
AeroFarms’ high-yielding, economically efficient technology has made it the commercial leader in indoor farming, a market that is expected to quadruple over the next five years to nearly $4 billion.
AeroFarms, which expects to operate 25 facilities of 45,000 to 60,000 square feet each all over the world in five years, uses a closed-loop irrigation system that allows food to be grown with 95 percent less water than conventionally cultivated vegetables.
Aerofarms purports to use 95 percent less water than traditional farms, and says it gets 75 percent more crops per square foot of growing space than traditional field systems. To achieve that, the company has had to think of itself as a technology company as much as a farming firm.
The Huffington Post crafted an exciting piece about AeroFarms, highlighting our mission to combat the global food crisis through indoor vertical farming at scale in cities all over the world. This video features one of our sites in Newark, New Jersey, a former paintball entertainment center turned vertical farm growing nutritious baby greens and herbs. Watch it here.
On April 7 First Lady Michelle Obama took her garden tour to our home of Newark, where she visited our favorite youngest AeroFarmers - the students of Phillips Academy Charter School. Philips Academy has a rooftop garden as well as an AeroFarms growing lab where they learn how their food is grown and gain a more tangible connection to the importance of fresh healthy food.
AeroFarms was featured on the BBC World News Report as a solution to increasing food insecurity and population growth.
People are always asking what they can do to get involved with our mission of transforming agriculture at home and all around the world. There are so many ways to grow with us! Buy our greens, join our team, or just share our story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There's no wrong way to #JoinAeroFarms
The interweaving of farms and supermarkets to the point of purchase will also reconnect consumers with their food in a whole new way. AeroFarms weighs in.
On February 26, AeroFarms will present its success in urban farming at commercial scale to the 92nd annual USDA Outlook Conference in Washington, DC.
Technology doesn’t necessarily loom large in many people’s visions about farming, but its importance to modern day agriculture is indisputable.
Scheduled to open this fall inside the new Ironbound site, AeroFarms projects it will reap up to 30 harvests a year, or two million pounds of greens.
В американском городе Луисвилле, штат Кентукки, вскоре будет построена новая огромная вертикальная ферма. Объект FarmedHere будет выращивать зелень, травы и овощи, сообщает ftimes.ru.
AeroFarms grows its greens "aeroponically," using a nutrient mist on plants anchored in a reusable cloth made of recycled plastic bottles, for which the company holds a patent.
햇볕 대신 LED, 물 사용도 극소량… 알래스카·사막에서도 재배 가능 30층 수직농장서 5만명 식량 나와… 낡은 건물에 들어서 '도시 개조'도
AeroFarms has developed a vertical farming system that can grow organic baby leafy greens in urban settings. They're doing it using aeroponics -- the process of growing plants in mist without any soil -- and plan to launch a branded product from a new 80,000-square-foot warehouse in Newark, New Jersey.
AeroFarms Chief Marketing Officer Marc Oshima will speak about AeroFarms ability to mitigate the competition between food supply and water resources at the 16th National Conference on Food, Energy and the Environment...
Ο όμιλος, AeroFarms, που κατασκευάζει τη μεγαλύτερη παγκοσμίως κάθετη φάρμα στο Νιού Τζέρσει είναι υποψήφιος για το βραβείο World Economic Forum (WEF), καθώς προωθεί την κυκλική οικονομία χωρίς να απειλούνται οι φυσικοί πόροι. Σημειώνεται ότι η απονομή του βραβείου θα γίνει στο Νταβός της Ελβετίας, αργότερα μέσα στον Ιανουάριο.
AeroFarms is a finalist for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Ecolab Award for Circular Economy Enterprise.
AeroFarms joined forces with the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) to host a tour and tasting of several different leafy greens harvested at peak flavor grown with no pesticides and up to 95% less water than traditional farming.
In an abandoned paint ball and laser tag facility, AeroFarms is cultivating tray upon tray of leafy greens, the equivalent of 10 acres’ worth down on the farm, and is building 70,000 more square feet in Newark and beyond.
AeroFarms Inc. has raised $20 million in a Series B round of venture funding to build more of its “aeroponic vertical farms.”
AeroFarms has received three awards for developing a commercial way of growing food indoors responsibly, bypassing the traditionally adverse environmental impact of commercial field farming.
AeroFarms announced earlier this week that they would be opening a roadside farmstand to give the local community a chance to try their locally grown leafy greens.
AeroFarms, the pioneer and leader in indoor vertical farming since 2004, closed on a $20 million financing led by UK-based Wheatsheaf Group, a Grosvenor Estate company, with participation from early round investors - GSR Ventures, MissionPoint Capital, and Middleland Capital.
New York is positioned to be a top producer, and consumer, of food raised inside, on top of, underneath or on the surface of buildings.
Groups like AeroFarms are taking the existing industrial sprawl and seeing in it the potential for an expansive urban farming project.
From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.
Some 15 miles from Manhattan, monster investors are setting up what will be one of the most impressive indoor urban farming units in history. It's called AeroFarms.