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The Future of Farming Plants Roots in Newark

September 9, 2015 Watch the video at www.njtvonline.org. By Lindsay Rassmann This is what the future of agriculture looks like…and it’s in Newark. It doesn’t look like much now, but this is the future site of the world’s largest indoor vertical farm. The 69,000-square-foot aeroponic farm being built in the Ironbound section of Newark is expected …

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AeroFarms Reaches Out To The Community With Roadside Farmstand

December 17, 2015 By: Tehsuan Glover AeroFarms announced earlier this week that they would be opening a roadside farmstand to give the local community a chance to try their locally grown leafy greens. Selling at the astoundingly low price of $6/lb., customers are encouraged to stop by and continue to get fresh greens even while …

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Geeky Farmers Storm New York as Gotham Enters the World Indoor Farming Epicenter Race

September 21, 2015 By: Brian Halweil Since when did the season of fall food events get taken over by nerds? In North Brooklyn there was Northside Media’s future-oriented, Questlove-approved Taste Talks. Bloomberg entered the fray with TechTable Summit featuring a room-packing chitchat between Danny Meyer and Steve Case on the theme of #hitechhitouch. The New …

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Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

August 5, 2015 Listen to the full story at www.NPR.com. By: Joel Rose From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it’s a test farm. “My favorite is the mustard green that’s called a Ruby Streak, which …

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AeroFarms Raises $20 Million for High-Tech Urban Agriculture

December 10, 2015 By: Lara Kolodny AeroFarms Inc. has raised $20 million in a Series B round of venture funding to build more of its “aeroponic vertical farms.” The high-tech indoor farms use 95% less water than conventional, commercial field farms, according to founder and Chief Executive David Rosenberg. Wheatsheaf Group led the investment in …

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