Marc Oshima

A New Kind of Farm Grows in Jersey

April 3, 2017 Vanessa Tyler reports on the new AeroFarms that have been developing in Newark as a means of agriculture.

Inside The Computerized Lettuce Factory Of The Future

March 3, 2017 By: Venessa Wong   Farming, even in its modern, hyper-industrialized form, still relies on some very old-school technology: the sun, dirt, seasons, tractors. It’s all a bit messy and inefficient, at least by the standards of modern technologists, who are more accustomed to server farms that churn through data 24/7. It’s not

Farming Inside a Warehouse in New Jersey

February 1, 2017 Ever heard of vertical farming? It’s an agricultural movement that eliminates the need for natural light and soil when when growing vegetables, while making your greens more nutrient dense and tastier year round. AeroFarms, based in Newark , has perfected the technology behind vertical farming and is now passing it along to

Marc Oshima: “Food is a fundamental right”

January 24, 2017 Marc Oshima, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of AeroFarms, is speaking at the third annual D.C. Food Tank Summit, Let’s Build a Better Food Policy, which will be hosted in partnership with George Washington University and the World Resources Institute on February 2, 2017. Mr. Oshima has an extensive background in marketing for

Vertical Farming: Enter the Urban Farmer

January 22. 2017 No soil, pesticides or sunlight and it uses minimal water. It’s being hailed as the next big leap in agriculture. We explore the remarkable technology taking hydroponics to a whole new level. Watch the video at  

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

Newark-based company feeds local appetite for fresh produce

By Vince Baglivo Newark’s Ironbound section is a highly regarded dining and food destination. It is also home to AeroFarms, the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, currently under construction on Rome Street. While the facility is being completed in time for a grand opening scheduled for later this year, AeroFarms, the company behind this new way

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