|2004||Uses its own patented aeroponic technology, to provide higher levels of precision and productivity, with little environmental impact and minor risk.
AeroFarms states that its methods use 95% less water than standard arable farming. The company's four New Jersey vertical farms produced 2 million pounds of produce in 2020. AeroFarms has announced a 90,000 SF indoor vertical farm in Abu Dhabi, purported to be the world’s largest vertical farm.
|2015||The firm, which only uses renewable energy, has created urban farms through its “Cooltivator” technology, by encouraging people to grow their own fruit and vegetables using the software.|
|Altius Farms, Inc.|
|2017||The Company’s 60-acre Morehead, KY facility is among the largest indoor farms in the U.S. AppHarvest tomatoes now are available in chains such as Publix, Kroger, Walmart and Food City. AppHarvest announced plans in 2020 for two new indoor farms now under construction near Richmond and Berea, Kentucky, with the goal of having 12 by the end of 2025. AppHarvest chose the state specifically because it’s within a day's drive of 70 percent of the U.S. population.
Originally backed by celebrity investors including Steve Case, Martha Stewart, J.D. Vance and the NBA’s Blake Griffin.
|Artesian Farms LLC||2015||Formerly Green Spirit Farms. Green Spirit Farms operated a vertical farm (2011-2018) in New Buffalo, MI and co-founded Artesian Farms in Detroit on Earth Day 2015.|
|Babylon Micro-farms||2017||The company creates indoor hydroponic farming systems powered remotely by cloud technology.|
Al Quoz Industrial Area I, Dubai, UAE
|2016||The GCC’s first indoor vertical farm.|
New York City
|2014||Has plans for a new vertical farm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2021, using an arid former 8.7-acre industrial site.|
Irvington, New York
|2010||With $100 million in new funding raised in 2020, BrightFarms plans to construct greenhouses in every major market by 2025. Both farms will be six to seven acres, or almost double the company’s current facilities in Ohio, Illinois and Virginia. BrightFarms was founded by Ted Caplow and Paul Lightfoot.|
|2011||The company signed a $40m deal with Emirates Airlines in 2018 to build the largest vertical farming plant in the world.|
|2016||Started at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), in downtown Manhattan, with a small, experimental farm that served a limited number of top restaurants.|
|2010||The company's website states they are "the world’s leading manufacturer of container farming technology."|
Poeldijk, South Holland
Chicago and New York
|2011||Unlike most firms, which use aeroponics, Gotham Greens has chosen hydroponics, which swaps soil for a mineral nutrient solution in a water solvent.|
|2006||The company's website states they are "the global leader in innovative horticulture lighting technology, custom light control systems and specialized services for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments."|
|2013||In 2021, Infarm is hopping on a hot industry trend — bringing the vertical farm to the grocery store.
In late December, the Berlin-based company announced a partnership with Sumitomo, a Japanese company that owns Summit Store, one of Tokyo’s leading supermarket chains. The partnership will bring Infarm’s modular vertical farm directly to grocery stores.
Founded in Berlin by Osnat Michaeli, Erez Galonska and Guy Galonska.
|Intelligent Growth Solutions|
|Intergrow Greenhouses, Inc.||1998|
San Carlos, California
|2015||The California-based company operates the world’s first fully autonomous indoor farm, using robots to plant and pick the crops. Founded by Brandon Alexander, Jon Binney.|
|2010||The company plans major new facilities in Atlanta and Houston, each to open in Spring 2021.|
|Le Gaga Holdings|
|2004||The company was founded by Ma Shing Yung, in 2004.|
|Mastronardi Produce Limited||1954|
|2014||Its vertical farms in San Francisco produce kale, arugula, mixed spices and exotic herbs for retailers. Plenty has announced a partnership with Albertsons to expand into more than 430 stores in Southern California. It has secured a $140 million funding round led by Softbank and a historic partnership with Driscoll's to give consumers fresh sweet strawberries year-round. Plenty plans to start construction of a large output vertical farm in Compton, California.|
200 Lim Chu Kang Lane 3, Singapore
|2012||Operator of a hydraulic-driven vertical farm designed to focus on the production of safe, fresh, and delicious vegetables.|
|Smallhold||2017||The company specializes in growing and selling lesser-known varieties of mushrooms.|
|Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District|
|2021 e||Sunqiao is a 100-Hectare urban vertical farming district in Shanghai. Master plan design by Sasaki Associates. Sasaki’s masterplan deploys a range of urban-friendly farming techniques, such as algae farms, floating greenhouses, green walls, and vertical seed libraries. The master plan includes 717,000 SF of housing, 138,000 SF of commercial space, 753,000 SF of vertical farms and 856,000 SF of public space.|
|Truleaf Sustainable Agriculture|
|2011||In 2021, McCain Foods made a major investment in Truleaf.|
Brooklyn, New York
|2013||Plans to build a 250,000-square-foot vertical farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania, opening 2023.|
|Urban Crop Solutions|
|2014||Urban Crop Solutions develops tailor-made indoor vertical farming solutions for its clients. These systems are turnkey, robotized and able to be integrated into existing production facilities or food processing units|
Vicasol Street, 37 04738 Puebla de Vicar (Almería) Spain
|1979||An agricultural cooperative.|
1156 Dean Avenue, San Jose, California
|2007||Design-build specialists for greenhouse and indoor vertical farms.|