Frequently Asked Questions
Where to Buy Our Greens
AeroFarms uses less than 1% of the land required by conventional growing to achieve the same harvest volume. That means we are over 390 times more land efficient than field farming annualized based on our vertical nature of growing and up to 26 harvests per year.
We are not offering public tours right now in order to protect our carefully controlled growing environment.
Everyday we have tremendous demand from around the world about bringing a farm to a new market. We are busily working to develop additional farms. If you or your organization would like to help finance a farm and help speed up on our farm development process, please get in touch with us here.
We are focused on large scale commercial and community farms so that we can help have a bigger impact on transforming agriculture around the world.
Our Growing Method
In fact, no. Plants don’t need sun, they need particular combinations of the sunlight’s spectrum – certain frequencies of light. By providing just the frequencies they need, using LED lights, the plant grows more efficiently. We also use spectrum to adjust aspects like color, flavor, and texture.
They don’t actually. Plants need water and nutrients – which are traditionally stored and provided by soil. As commercial agriculture has strained to produce enough food for our growing population, and pesticide-use has increased, the soil has been taxed beyond what it can naturally reverse. Much of our arable land lacks essential nutrients and contains toxic substances. We grow our greens in a BPA-free, post-consumer recycled, reusable cloth. Below the cloth, we create a mist environment, containing the exact amounts of water and nutrients the plants need, when they need it. Then we filter and recirculate the water and nutrient solution. Above the cloth, the leaves stay completely clean. Our plants receive all the benefits of soil, with none of the risk.
No. Hydroponic growing is a popular form of indoor agriculture that involves submerging the roots in water. The term is often used to describe all indoor growing methods, but this is not accurate. We use our own unique aeroponic method providing water to the roots in a mist, using 40% less water than hydroponic farms.
AeroFarms is a marriage of data science, engineering and biology. Even with exacting techniques and precise recipes for nutrients and light, biology introduces infinite variables. By monitoring every aspect of the plant at every moment, we can address the whims of biology in real time to make sure that our leafy greens are uniformly delicious and always up to our high standards.
The potable water that we use for growing meets EPA guidelines (United States Environmental Protection Agency) and is safe for consumption. However, we take extra precautions. All incoming potable water is also treated by UV technology that eliminates bacteria and viruses that may cause water-borne illnesses. Additionally, we test our potable water for pathogens and heavy metals to ensure a safe water source.