AeroFarms has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2018. Of the thousands of companies evaluated, AeroFarms was named one of the Top 10 Innovative Companies in Food.
AeroFarms is a vertical farming company that operates inside a converted steel warehouse in Newark, New Jersey. Its thousands of trays of seeds grow in a high-tech aeroponic growing system that does not require sunlight or soil. The 70,000-square-foot site will ultimately farm up to two million pounds of food per year that will then be sold in area grocery stores. Cofounder David Rosenberg hopes his system will eventually be a solution for food shortages.