Vertical farming leader AeroFarms expanding Newark headquarters
AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, has received a certificate of occupancy for the expansion of its global headquarters in Newark, New Jersey.
To support the expansion, AeroFarms recently completed the build-out of an additional 25,000 square feet at its headquarters for new office space and more expansive R&D and Innovation Centers of Excellence.
In 2015, AeroFarms partnered closely with the City of Newark and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), to relocate its headquarters to Newark from the Finger Lakes region of New York. Today, AeroFarms employs in Newark more than 150 team members, and the company is delivering on its vision of not only serving the broader New York metro area, but also serving as the global epicenter for large scale commercial indoor vertical farming and the latest in breakthrough proprietary technologies addressing some of the world’s most-pressing agricultural challenges.
The company partnered with the City of Jersey City and the World Economic Forum’s Healthy Cities and Communities initiative for the first ever municipal indoor vertical farming program, consisting of 10 vertical farms throughout Jersey City located in senior centers, schools, public housing complexes, and municipal buildings. The 10 sites will grow 19,000 pounds of vegetables annually, using targeted aeroponics water mist and minimal electricity, and the food will be provided to the community for no cost.
Since 2004, AeroFarms has been leading the way for indoor vertical farming and championing transformational innovation for agriculture.
Named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company two years in a row and one of TIME’s Best Inventions, AeroFarms patented, award-winning indoor vertical farming technology provides the perfect conditions for healthy plants to thrive, taking agriculture to a new level of precision, food safety, and productivity while using up to 95% less water and no pesticides versus traditional field farming.
AeroFarms enables local production to safely grow all year round for its commercial retail brand that offers peak flavor always. In addition, through its proprietary growing technology platform, AeroFarms has developed multi-year strategic partnerships ranging from government to major Fortune 500 companies to help uniquely solve agriculture supply chain needs.
For additional information, visit the company’s website.