Urban Agriculture

How AeroFarms is Designing a New Playbook for the Future of Agriculture

Posted on 05.09.18 by LINYEE YUAN After double checking the address, a quick scan of the windowless warehouse did not present a clear entryway or confirm that I’d arrived at the correct location. Situated next door to a hulking structure filled to the brim with the remnants of a 75-year-old former steel mill, this tract of …

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The Vertical Farm: Growing crops in the city, without soil or natural light

January 2, 2017 By: Ian Frazier No. 212 Rome Street, in Newark, New Jersey, used to be the address of Grammer, Dempsey & Hudson, a steel-supply company. It was like a lumberyard for steel, which it bought in bulk from distant mills and distributed in smaller amounts, mostly to customers within a hundred-mile radius of

The future of agriculture is happening in cities

April 11, 2017 By: Alyssa Bereznak The future of agriculture is happening in cities. After years of experimentation, Silicon Valley may finally be making urban farming viable. But will residents be able to afford the crop? The town of Kearny, New Jersey, is a small industrial desert, populated by warehouses, factories, and twisting freeways filled with

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

Introducing Our New Retail Brand

We are thrilled to introduce our new retail brand… Meet Dream Greens!   With this fun and inviting brand, we are setting a new culinary standard for flavor and freshness. Dream Greens are locally-grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO and offer consistent quality and availability year-round. Our blends of baby greens feature consumer favorites like baby kale and arugula as well

Major vertical farm operator builds productivity

January 3, 2017 To see the Spanish-language version of this story go to www.portalfruticola.com. Climate change, water scarcity and a soaring global population are among the key reasons why vertical indoor farming is taking off around the world. Here at www.freshfruitportal.com we recently visited one such facility belonging to U.S.-based AeroFarms, and learned about the extensive international growth plans for its ‘game-changing’

AeroFarms explores vertical farming techniques

October 21, 2016 David Rosenberg, co-founder and CEO of Aerofarms, joins BNN for a look at what is takes to make one of the world’s largest vertical farms. Watch the video at www.BNN.ca.


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

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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