Farm.One: NYC Food Based Community Organization Spotlight

by Cameron St. Germain

What they do: Farm.One is a high-tech vertical farm in New York, providing rare and heirloom varieties of herbs and microgreens directly to chefs, locally, year-round.

How they do it: N/A

Mission: N/A

Latest project/campaign: Farm.One is expanding to TriBeCa! Their small space at Institute of Culinary Education has served us well, but with over 150 varieties of herbs, they need some more room to grow. Their new location gives us 10-12 times more growing space, meaning their rare varieties will be available to you all the time. Don’t worry though, their not leaving their spot at ICE so you can still go and visit!

Major Funding: N/A

Profit/nonprofit: Profit

Annual Budget: N/A

Interesting fact about how they are working to positively affect the food system: They scour the globe for rare seeds, looking for edible plants in unlikely places. Over time, they aim to build the widest selection of edible herbs and greens in the world. They promise to stay hyper-local in the heart of the city, even as they grow in size. They have no desire to be the biggest farm; they just want to stay the best and closest.

FACT SHEET:

Location:

  • 225 Liberty Street
  • New York, NY 10281

Core Programs: 

  • Vertical gardening
  • Urban gardening
  • Herbs and greens gardening.

Number of staff: 4

Number of volunteers: 0

Areas Served: 

  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Staten Island
  • Queens

Year Started: 2016

CEO and founder: Robert Laing

Contact Information:

[email protected]

(646) 883-3276

Photo credit: Farm.One

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