April 26, 2016 By: Alexander C. Kaufman NEWARK, New Jersey — David Rosenberg is trying to build an agricultural empire out of an old paintball arena in a blighted urban neighborhood about 45 minutes outside Manhattan. Needless to say, Rosenberg, the chief executive of Aerofarms, an indoor farming startup growing organic leafy greens without sunlight …
The Huffington Post crafted an exciting piece about AeroFarms, highlighting our mission to combat the global food crisis through indoor vertical farming at scale in cities all over the world. This video features one of our sites in Newark, New Jersey, a former paintball entertainment center turned vertical farm growing nutritious baby greens and herbs. Watch it here.
On April 7 First Lady Michelle Obama took her garden tour to our home of Newark, where she visited our youngest AeroFarmers – the students of Philips Academy Charter School. The school has a rooftop garden as well as an AeroFarms growing lab where they learn how their food is grown and gain a more tangible
On Thursday, March 24th, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to our Newark farm to celebrate our success in creating local jobs and contributing to positive employment trends in the state. The Governor met with AeroFarms leadership and tasted some of our greens before a short speech and press conference on our growing floor. Here’s
AeroFarms was featured on the BBC World News Report as a solution to increasing food insecurity and population growth.
People are always asking what they can do to get involved with our mission of transforming agriculture at home and all around the world. There are so many ways to grow with us! Buy our greens, join our team, or just share our story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There’s no wrong way to #JoinAeroFarms
March 15, 2016 By: Leanna Garfield Picture a vegetable farm, and you might imagine growers digging through dirt and planting rows of seeds. Besides the occasional spray of pesticide and pH check, all the plants need are sunlight, fertilizer, and water. Aerofarms, a vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey, is nothing like that. Instead of
March 11, 2016 By: Adele Peters Urban farming keeps growing: it’s now possible to buy your hyper-local lettuce from flatpack shipping container farms, hydroponic kits attached to unused wall space, old-fashioned community gardens, and state-of-the-art vertical farms run by robots. But a new study raises a question—is growing food in cities a passing trend, or
March 9, 2016 By: Laurie Winkless Agriculture and urban growth have long been considered unhappy bedfellows, with arable land often sacrificed to build high-rise apartments and new roads. But this may be changing. There is growing trend towards urban agriculture, where otherwise unused space is commandeered to grow vegetables, herbs and other plants. In a
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