Some good news for cooks who are serious about their greens: Farm.One, the hydroponic, indoor, vertical farm, which closed in February 2022 due to lack of funding, has reopened in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Since its start in 2016 in Tribeca, Farm.One has supplied New York’s Michelin star-rated and other high-end restaurants with year-round, high-quality, hard-to-find herbs, microgreens, and other fresh produce grown in its indoor farm. In 2020, during the COVID shutdowns, the company pivoted to a consumer-driven Farm Membership model offering Michelin star-quality greens direct to consumers on a weekly basis. In 2021, the company expanded to a 10,000 sq. ft. indoor facility in downtown Brooklyn to meet growing crop demand generated by hundreds of new members across New York City. In early 2022, Farm.One was not able to raise much-needed growth capital and had to close its Brooklyn farm.
Then in late 2022, DK-Bell identified Farm.One as a standout urban farm and quickly committed long-term capital and charted a course for revival. “What stood out to us was their unequivocally unique approach,” says Farm.One’s CEO. “They farm the highest quality greens, bar none, using innovative sustainable practices, and have an amazing connection with customers, whether it be a Michelin-rated chef at a high-end restaurant or a local member at their kitchen table.”
The facility, at 625 Bergen Street, will be available to book for tours beginning Apr. 21.
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