The AeroFarms™ System
With state-of-the-art, cleantech technology using aeroponics and LEDs, AeroFarms is the commercial leader for indoor vertical farming, utilizing a totally controlled growing environment without sun or soil and minimizing harmful transportation miles.
AeroFarms has developed a patented, reusable cloth medium for seeding, germinating, growing, and harvesting. Cloth has a number of benefits such as durability and reusability, increased cleanliness and sanitation, and the efficient harvest of a dry and clean product.
AeroFarms has been pioneering the use of LED (light emitting diode) lighting for growing and vertical farming systems, targeting specific wavelengths of light for more efficient photosynthesis and less energy consumption. LEDs can also be placed much closer to the plants, enabling greater vertical growing for even greater productivity per square foot.
Aeroponics is a cutting-edge type of hydroponic technology that grows plants in a mist. The aeroponic mist most efficiently provides roots with the nutrients, hydration and oxygen needed, creating faster growing cycles and more biomass than other growing approaches. AeroFarms has designed its aeroponics as a closed-looped system, recirculating our nutrient solution and using over 95% less water than field farming.
Clean, Safe and Green
Integrated Pest Management & Pesticide-Free
Growing indoors changes both pest pressure and the pest environment. Plants are grown in a machine inside the building and not out in the open where they attract pests. Our proprietary cloth growing medium is sanitized between every growing cycle of 12-16 days. The typical pest cycles of more than 21 days are broken. With our pest-resistant design, pesticides are unnecessary.
Reduced Contamination Risk
By removing soil from the growing of greens, we improve food safety by avoiding completely contaminated manure and irrigation water.
Clean & Dry at Harvest
By growing pesticide-free and without soil, AeroFarms produces greens that are very clean at harvest. While growing clean greens significantly improves food safety, it also improves the shelf life of the produce. The washing of greens after harvest potentially exposes them to bacteria and creates a damp microbial growing environment, which reduces shelf life. By growing greens clean and dry upon harvest, our systems can extend shelf life from the 1-2 weeks to 3-4 weeks for many leafy greens.
We use a closed nutrient method that re-circulates the nutrients to conserve water and utilize all of the minerals.
Scalable and Modular
The size and configuration of an AeroFarms system are highly customizable. The systems are comprised of modules, which serve as the building blocks of a system that can be stacked vertically or attached lengthwise. This modular approach allows for flexibility of location, higher yield per square foot of floor space, and speedy installation.