A Vertical Farm Grows in Newark

August 1, 2016 By: Baruch Shemtov Watch the video here. In a nondescript former paintball and laser tag facility in Newark lies an oasis. With layer after layer of thriving verdant greens stacked in vertical structures, AeroFarms is changing the farming process completely without any soil or sun at the company’s eighth facility.  

How Does This Garden Grow? To the Ceiling

July 22, 2016 By: Tammy La Gorce Steven Yglesias, owner of the popular tapas restaurant Mompou in Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood, knows his customers are food-savvy enough to want dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. But that doesn’t mean he’ll buy any nearby vegetable. In fact, when Mr. Yglesias heard earlier this year that a

This Eco-Friendly Vertical Farm Uses 95 Percent Less Water and No Soil

July 6, 2016 By: Sierra Tishgart Urban indoor farming has gained serious traction in America this year, thanks to AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. Because of its innovative root-misting system, the company can use 95 percent less water than a field farm, and no pesticides, herbicides, or soil. (LED lighting replaces the sun, further reducing

This Farm of the Future Uses No Soil and 95% Less Water

July 5, 2016 Also watch the video at As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers,


The World’s Largest Vertical Farm Is Being Built in New Jersey

July 5, 2015 By: Ria Misra A huge vertical farm—where crops are planted, grown, and harvested all with neither sun nor soil—is being built in New Jersey. When it’s finished, it will be the largest one in the world. You can see one of the (smaller) existing factories from AeroFarm, on which the new one


Garden State Aeroponics: No Sun, No Soil, No Problem

July 1, 2016 Watch the video here. David Rosenberg, AeroFarms co-founder and chief executive officer, discusses aeroponics and the company’s expansion plans with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson on “Bloomberg West.”

Indoor farming gives former New Jersey arena

June 28, 2016 By: Gina Cherelus Watch the video here. In an old warehouse in Newark, New Jersey, that once housed the state’s biggest indoor paint ball arena, leafy green plants such as kale, arugula and watercress sprout from tall metal towers under bright lights. A local company named AeroFarms has built what it says

The price of LEDs is falling so fast it’s profitable to farm

June 17, 2016 By: Michael J. Coren US agriculture has reached a tipping point: It’s now possible to buy greens grown indoors for the same price as those farmed in California fields thanks to the falling price of LEDs. New Jersey-based AeroFarms is shipping arugula, kale, and spinach from a farm inside a former Newark

Vertical Farming Is Revolutionizing The Way We Grow Food

June 15, 2016 By: Hazel Sanchez   Fresh summer crops are starting roll in and this year the leafy greens you’re eating could be coming from a farm in Newark. CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez explored how some farmers in New Jersey are growing crops in an innovative way. A former paintball arena in Newark is not

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Heritage Radio Network visits AeroFarms

  Heritage Radio Network is dedicated to having conversations about food that go far deeper than they would in the mainstream media. This week on Eating Matters, we bring you a special field piece recorded at AeroFarms – an indoor, vertical farm – in Newark, New Jersey. Jenna Liut teams up with fellow Heritage Radio Network

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