Urban agriculture is a way to access locally grown food and to reincorporate food culture into the busy metropolitan lives of dense cities.
Cities can be overwhelmingly saturated with food buying choices from all over the world, but sourcing local produce contributes to community economics, environmental sustainability, and neighborhood development. Your choices matter!
If you’re looking to get involved or to source fresh local produce, here are some of the amazing Urban Farming operations in the Tristate Area:
Aerofarms is headquartered in Newark, NJ and operates the world’s largest indoor vertical farm out of a former steel mill, with nine more facilities around the world, and four in the Brick City. They also plan to open a new site in Camden. They bring high-tech farming to urban cities in NJ, providing 21st-century jobs and healthy food sources to residents.
The Grow Room has gardening stores specializing in hydroponics and indoor growing in the New York metropolitan area. Family-owned and operated for over 20 years.
Urban Strong provides green roofs, living walls, and green building technologies that boost property value, save energy, improve occupant health, and show commitment to the environment.
Smallhold brings the farm to your back yard or kitchen, and helps distribute the produce via a Distributed Farming Network.
Bowery is the modern farming company growing the purest produce imaginable. We are on a mission to grow food for a better future by revolutionizing agriculture
Black Urban Growers (BUGs) is an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, they nurture collective black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.
Edenworks grows delicious leafy greens and fish inside cities. Why both leafy greens and fish? Because they’re buddies. This system is called aquaponics, it’s been around since the Aztec, and it’s glorious.
La Familia Verde is a coalition of community gardens in the Crotona, East Tremont and West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx. La Familia Verde represents the next generation in the community gardening movement. They are an entirely volunteer organization, and all our members are community residents. They are generously contributing to the Farm School NYC mission.
Teens for Food Justice is a youth-led food justice movement that works to bring nutritious and healthy foods to those who need it.
Brooklyn Grange farms rooftops, builds green spaces, and promotes sustainable living and local ecology through food, education, and events.