Upward Farms unveils new resealable packaging for microgreens
Upward Farms, an organic vertical farming company, has unveiled a resealable packaging design for its line of USDA certified organic microgreens.
The new resealable design provides a more sustainable offering for consumers, compared to the average greens clamshell model, with a 38% reduction of plastic, and it is made with post-consumer recycled content.
Upward Farms combines modern vertical farming with the ancient, regenerative farming practice of aquaponics to produce ready-to-eat USDA certified organic microgreen mixes — and sustainably raised fish free from mercury, antibiotics, or added hormones.
Functionality and the consumer experience take center stage in Upward Farms’ new packaging, with sealed plastic trays that are stackable and easier to open and close than traditional clamshells. The open and close technology allows for an extended shelf life for the microgreens. Upward Farms continues to deliver best-in-class cradle-to-cradle sustainability solutions.
“Continuously reducing Upward Farms’ carbon footprint is a top priority for us, and our new packaging marks a significant milestone in that journey,” says Jason Green, CEO and cofounder of Upward Farms. “Upward Farms’ new packaging is made using postconsumer recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (rPET), one of the only truly recyclable plastics.”
The refreshed package label has increased the surface area, allowing greater communication of Upward Farms’ notable certifications including its USDA organic certification, New York State Grown & Certified, KOF-K Kosher certification, washed and ready-to-eat, and pesticide free. Upward Farms is the largest indoor vertical leafy greens farm to be USDA certified organic.
Upward Farms’ new resealable packaging is now available at Whole Foods Market locations in New York and New Jersey, as well as DeCicco’s & Sons, Westside Market, Union Market, Foodtown, Morton Williams, D’Agostino’s and Gristedes.