NEWARK, New Jersey – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – AeroFarms, a B-certified company and leader in vertical indoor farming, today announced that it is expanding its range of leafy greens to include 5 new items: Baby Bok Choy – The New SpinachMT, Micro-arugula, Micro Broccoli, Micro Kale Cabbage, and Rainbow micro mix.
Award-winning retail brand of AeroFarms® leafy greens are beloved for their high flavor and are grown using proprietary aeroponics and indoor vertical farming technologies, resulting in up to 390 times the annual productivity to traditional agriculture, while using up to 95% less water and zero pesticides.
There has been increased consumer interest in Asian greens and Future fusebiquity – as reported in Food Bytes 2021 Food Trends from Datassential – which takes new generation products and combines them with well-known dishes. AeroFarms Baby Bok Choy – The New SpinachMT reinvents the way to create a better spinach experience that is juicier, tastier and even more nutrient dense with an ANDI (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) score of 865 compared to spinach at 707, and it can be enjoyed in at just about any spinach recipe for a new, updated version of the dish.
Microgreens have been recognized by The Today Show as one of the top health trends for 2021, and AeroFarms has been expanding this category to retail since 2019. Responding to consumer demand, AeroFarms added Micro-arugula, Micro Broccoli, Micro kale, and Rainbow micro mix to its baseline of Micro Spicy Blend and Micro Super Blend. Produced year round with the highest quality, AeroFarms microgreens provide great visual and taste excitement, elevating the home cook into a chef. Additionally, AeroFarms microgreens offer higher nutrient density than their mature green counterparts, providing a potent way to deliver a powerful boost in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients.
AeroFarms starts by selecting the tastiest varieties of microgreens and young shoots and then perfects them in its exclusive indoor vertical farms for the best quality, yield, color, nutrition, texture and taste. In fact, AeroFarms has registered a trademark Vertical farming, high flavor™ to highlight to consumers not only where and how their food is grown, but also, more importantly, the key and growing benefits that AeroFarms uniquely brings to the market, setting a new culinary standard with millions of data points to prove it.
AeroFarms is able to grow its kale to be sweeter and its arugula to be perfectly peppery, and the company has developed its signature FlavourSpectrum ™ to represent the breadth of flavors and hundreds of varieties of vegetables. -leaves that she is able to cultivate. AeroFarms’ team of experts, from horticulturalists to engineers, data scientists and nutritionists, matched each specific tasting note to a representative. Color to bring the FlavourSpectrum ™ philosophy to life. Across its range of leafy greens packaging, cool blue tones represent soft, mellow notes, while intense reds represent bold, tangy flavors.
All AeroFarms leafy greens are grown safely in the interior of New Jersey on one of AeroFarms state-of-the-art commercial indoor vertical farms, certified for USDA Good Agricultural Practices, SQF Level 2 Good Manufacturing Practices, Non-GMO Project Verification and Kascher OU. AeroFarms leafy greens are completely pesticide free and ready to eat without the need to wash them, providing a major benefit to consumers seeking safety and convenience. AeroFarms leafy greens are available from major customers such as Amazon Fresh, Baldor Specialty Foods, FreshDirect, Morton Williams, ShopRite, Walmart, and Whole Foods.
“Our company is committed to partnering with our retail partners to expand the entire leafy greens category and drive consumption with our sustainably grown products that gain flavor, ”said David Rosenberg, Co-Founder and Managing Director of AeroFarms. “We are excited to expand our line of microgreens, which we believe can go from a simple garnish to the center of the plate due to their exceptional taste – microgreens can be enjoyed anytime! ”
Since 2004, AeroFarms has pioneered vertical indoor agriculture and championed transformational innovation for agriculture. With a mission to cultivate the best possible plants for the benefit of mankind, AeroFarms is a B Certified company with global headquarters in Newark, New Jersey. Named one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row and one of TIME’s best food inventions, AeroFarms’ patented and award-winning indoor vertical farming technology provides the ideal conditions for plants to grow. healthy crops thrive, bringing agriculture to a new level of precision, food security and productivity while using up to 95% less water and no pesticides compared to traditional farming. AeroFarms allows local production to grow safely year round, using vertical farming for high flavor. Additionally, through its proprietary growth technology platform, AeroFarms has developed strategic multi-year partnerships ranging from government to large Fortune 500 companies to help uniquely meet the needs of the agricultural supply chain. For more information visit: https://aerofarms.com/.
On March 26, 2021, AeroFarms announced a definitive business combination agreement with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SV). Upon closing of the business combination, AeroFarms will be listed on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “ARFM”. Additional information about the transaction can be found here: https://aerofarms.com/investors/
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