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Why You Won’t Recognize Your Supermarket in 5 Years

March 1, 2016 By: Eve Turow People are actually eating nutritional yeast again. On purpose. They’re experimenting with cricket-flour cookies. And they’re getting internet-famous for posting photos of rice krispie treats on Instagram. Our overheated food culture is changing faster and faster every day. But you know the one thing that’s been lagging behind?Supermarkets. Walk …

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AeroFarms to USDA: Urban Production at Commercial Scale Will Transform Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE Newark, NJ February 24, 2016 On February 26, AeroFarms will present its success in urban farming at commercial scale to the 92nd annual USDA Outlook Conference in Washington, DC. Consumers are demanding local food in their grocery stores. In fact, a recent study found that the word “local” is now a better motivator than …

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Smart farming is ‘biggest global business opportunity’

February 9, 2016 By: Lucy Purdy Old MacDonald had an app? Technology doesn’t necessarily loom large in many people’s visions about farming, but its importance to modern day agriculture is indisputable. So much so that smart farming is identified as the number one opportunity for businesses in the 2016 Global Opportunity Report. While farmers have …

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AeroFarms Takes New Agricultural Paradigm of 75 times Greater Productivity with 95% Less Water to Washington

PRESS RELEASE Newark, NJ January 19, 2016 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 entitled “The Food-Water-Energy Nexus” in Washington DC on January 19, 2016, convened by the National Council …

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AeroFarms Leads Circular Economy Movement, Heads to Davos

PRESS RELEASE Newark, NJ January 18, 2016 AeroFarms, the pioneer and leader of vertical farming, has been recognized for its leadership role in the circular economy movement. AeroFarms is a finalist for the World Economic Forum (WEF) Ecolab Award for Circular Economy Enterprise. The Circulars recognize individuals and organizations that have made a substantive contribution …

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Newark-based company behind world’s largest vertical farm feeds local appetite for fresh produce

By Vince Baglivo Newark’s Ironbound section is a highly regarded dining and food destination. It is also home to AeroFarms, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, currently under construction on Rome Street. While the facility is being completed in time for a grand opening scheduled for later this year, AeroFarms, the company behind this new way …

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Awards for Environmental Impact and Disruption send AeroFarms into 2016

PRESS RELEASE Newark, New Jersey December 29, 2015 AeroFarms, the pioneer and leader of vertical farming, 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 was selected for the Red Herring Global 100, has won the World Technology Award …

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AeroFarms Completes $20 Million Investment to Meet the Increasing Demand for Locally Grown Produce

PRESS RELEASE Newark, NJ December 15, 2015 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. Building the company’s new global headquarters, state-of-the-art R&D …

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Say Hello To The (Soon To Be) World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farm

March 17, 2015 By: Dan Nosowitz 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. Vertical farming is typically done in tall buildings with lots of sunlight; abandoned skyscrapers are ideal. But you can also reclaim less …

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