Newark, NJ – October 26, 2021 – AeroFarms, a Certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, announced that it has been named to Fast Company’s inaugural Brands That Matter list, an honor given to a select group of brands that have achieved relevance through cultural impact and social engagement, and authentically communicated their missions and ideals.
Since 2004, AeroFarms has been a mission-driven company, growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. AeroFarms has been leading the way to elevate agriculture with people and planet in mind, addressing climate change by enabling local production to grow safe, nutritious, delicious food all year round. AeroFarms is both a change-the-world technology company and an award-winning brand that is reimagining the way food is grown and celebrating its full FlavorSpectrum™ of colorful, flavorful possibilities.
All AeroFarms leafy greens are safely grown indoors in New Jersey at one of AeroFarms’ state-of-the art commercial indoor vertical farms that is certified for USDA Good Agricultural Practices, SQF Level 2 Good Manufacturing Practices, Non-GMO Project Verification, and OU Kosher. AeroFarms leafy greens are completely pesticide free, and ready-to-eat without any need to wash, providing a major benefit to consumers looking for safety and convenience. AeroFarms leafy greens are available at major retail and foodservice customers including ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, Amazon Fresh, FreshDirect, and Baldor Specialty Foods.
“Today the consumer is more interested than just the product and wants to be able to trust the company producing or growing it,” comments Co-Founder and CEO David Rosenberg. “We are honored to make Fast Company’s top list of Brands that Matter and congratulate our fellow winners for helping serve as an inspiration for all of us. It is an incredible acknowledgement of all of the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team to growing the best tasting produce while growing sustainably indoors with zero pesticides and up to 95% less water, and showing how we can collectively do more with less.”
“Fast Company is excited to highlight companies and organizations that have built brands with deep meaning and connections to the customers they serve. At a time when consumers are holding companies to very high standards, businesses have much to learn from these brands that have garnered respect and trust,” says Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company.
Fast Company’s final list, which includes large multinational conglomerates, small-but-mighty companies and nonprofits, recognizes 95 brands that give people compelling reasons to care about them—and offer inspiration for others to buy in. All 95 companies including AeroFarms, Ben and Jerry’s, Beyond Meat, IKEA, Impossible Foods, Patagonia Provisions, Sweetgreen, and US Foods, have found an ability to forge an emotional connection with customers.
Fast Company editors judged each brand on relevancy, cultural impact, ingenuity, and business impact to compile the list. Click here to see the complete list. The November issue of Fast Company magazine is available online now and will be on newsstands beginning November 2, 2021.