Newark, New Jersey
December 1, 2016
After a year of unprecedented growth, AeroFarms, the world leader in indoor vertical farming, has been awarded both the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards and NJBiz.com’s Business of the Year Award.
The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognizes documented environmental benefit made by New Jersey businesses as well as leadership, innovation, education and outreach.
AeroFarms unique, patented growing system uses 95 percent less water than traditional field farming and a fraction of the fertilizers. AeroFarms fully-controlled growing environment requires no pesticides, eliminating the harmful runoff from traditional agriculture, with no harm to our already depleted soil. Plus, these innovative vertical farms bring healthy food to New Jersey neighborhoods that need it most while transforming underutilized warehouse space into productive farms.
“Because our stakeholders share our mission of transformative environmental impact, the sustained health of our environment is at the heart of everything we do,” said AeroFarms CEO David Rosenberg. David is an active member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and its annual meeting in Davos. David is also a member of the B20 SME Taskforce, which advises the G20. AeroFarms is an Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy 100 company.
AeroFarms also won NJBiz’s business of the year for the category of (51-100) employees. And AeroFarms is continuing to grow with additional roles at both the corporate level and in operations.
The Business of the Year awards recognizes New Jersey’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community.
After a year of fast-paced growth, AeroFarms is honored to be recognized for its leadership in New Jersey and most importantly to have the support of the local community in Newark.
Founded in 2004, AeroFarms® is on a mission to fundamentally change the way the world thinks about agriculture by building, owning, and operating indoor, vertical farms that grow flavorful, safe, healthy food in a sustainable and socially responsible way. AeroFarms patented growing systems make year-round harvests with peak flavor possible while disrupting the traditional distribution channels that lead to massive carbon emissions and food waste. AeroFarms is able to bring the farm to the consumer while mitigating the food safety and environmental risk of commercial field farming.