Farmshelf, Brooklyn, N.Y., continues to bring vertical farming to primary schools and universities nationwide.
Farmshelf added 10 primary school system partnerships and multiple university agreements, where Farmshelf will provide its proprietary hardware and hydroponic technology that makes growing more than 50 types of leafy greens, herbs and edible flowers easy for foodservice providers, restaurants and hotels.
“Schools and universities are on the cutting edge of finding new ways to feed students in a healthful, responsible and cost-effective way, while also educating them on opportunities to reduce waste and grow produce on site,” says Andrew Shearer, founder and CEO. “Working with foodservice providers in an academic setting is the perfect engagement for us, as it helps educate the next generation about healthy eating and responsible, sustainable farming. Our mission at Farmshelf is to bring indoor farming to as many establishments as we can, including academic settings, foodservices and restaurants – essentially wherever fresh produce is used. We are pleased with the adoption we’ve seen to date in the food community with leading chefs Marcus Samuelsson and José Andrés being passionate users of Farmshelf and supporters of our mission. We are excited to help familiarize and get people excited about this type of food procurement.”