AeroFarms Named One of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019!
TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun, among which is our sustainable indoor farm AeroFarms! We’re so proud of our Dream Team of AeroFarmers for working hard every single day to grow local, safe, delicious food for our communities.
What Is AeroFarms?
Started in 2004, AeroFarms is an indoor vertical farming company on a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. The way we grow is also 390x more productive than field farming and with minimal impact on the environment: we grow using 95% less water, a fraction of the fertilizer, and no harmful pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. We grow fresh food using no soil and no sun, providing our community with locally grown and pesticide free food all year round!
Local Growing All Year Round – We grow greens in the city, bringing new life to old buildings. Urban growing means fewer miles traveled, less carbon emissions, better nutrition, and fresher taste.
Amazing Flavor – We cultivate the most flavorful varieties of each green we grow and then elevate them by using special recipes of light, nutrients and a lot of love!
Pesticide Free – We champion ways of growing that minimize & eliminate the use of pesticides commonly used in farming. Our greens are clean & ready to eat, so there’s no washing necessary.
95% Less Water – Water is our most precious resource, so we grow using 95% less water than in the field. No runoff and no excessive water use means a healthier planet for all.
Doing More with Less – The unique way we grow results in 390X more productivity per square foot compared to field farming, using a fraction of the fertilizer, no harmful pesticides and 95% less water.
Safe and Fully Transparent – Our mission is to connect our local farms to your fork. Every bite can be traced back to the exact square foot where it was grown, setting a new standard for food safety.
Community-Focused – We support the communities in which we grow in every way we can. We hire locally, pay fair wages, and work with schools to connect kids to what’s on their plate
Reduce and Eliminate Food Waste – Over 50% of produce in the USA goes to waste. Not these local greens! Ours are tended with tons of care, so you can enjoy fresher, more flavorful baby greens even longer.