The New Yorker’s Ian Frazier spent months getting to know the AeroFarms team and visiting the farms and customers. His impressions are thoughtful and incisive.
Urban indoor farming has gained serious traction in America this year, thanks to AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey.
AeroFarms purports to use 95 percent less water than traditional farms, and says it gets 75 percent more crops per square foot of growing space than traditional field systems. To achieve that, the company has had to think of itself as a technology company as much as a farming firm.
Some 15 miles from Manhattan, monster investors are setting up what will be one of the most impressive indoor urban farming units in history. It’s called AeroFarms.