Newark Vertical Farm: Jobs and Fresh Greens

Aerofarms-NewarkThis $30 million project is underway now in New Jersey’s largest city. A former steel factory is being converted into the largest indoor vertical farm in the world, according to an announcement today from an investment group backing the development. The investors have partnered with Newark city officials and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to convert the 69,000 square foot facility in the Ironbound section of Newark.

Once completed, the facility will be able to produce about two million pounds of green vegetables and herbs each year. It will partially open in the second half of this year, the group said. Organizers plan to bring 78 jobs to the city by the end of 2015. Read all about it here.

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