indoor farming

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

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

Indoor Farms Could Revolutionize Agriculture

May 23, 2016 By: Monica Rozenfeld   Farmers face many challenges when it comes to growing crops, whether it be maintaining fertile land, having the right amount of water and sunlight, or coping with drought or frost. Such hurdles could be avoided, however, by moving the farms indoors. That’s the idea behind AeroFarms of Newark,

Inside The High-Tech Farm Growing Kale In An Old Paintball Arena

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


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

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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