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Governor Chris Christie Visits AeroFarms

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

How to Support AeroFarms Mission to Transform Agriculture

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

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Inside the World’s Largest Vertical Farm

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

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Will Urban Agriculture Last?

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

Urban Farming: Fad Or Futureproof?

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

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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

AeroFarms to USDA: Urban Production 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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