Our mission is to transform the way local and organic produce is grown and distributed, making it accessible to everyone by profitably growing high quality vegetables indoors, year round, which are distributed to our retail partners within 24 hours of harvest.
FarmedHere® produce is grown indoors in urban facilities, away from the bugs, diseases, pesticides, and weather that impact most produce today. Our vertical growing technology and local distribution methods reduce energy use, travel time and costs tremendously, making this model one of the most sustainable ways to guarantee access to fresh, healthy produce in city centers, in any season. On average a head of lettuce travels 1,200 miles to reach your plate, our greens travel just across Chicago, which is why they’re the freshest.
Indoor farming isn’t new, but recent advances in lighting technology and farming methods allow FarmedHere produce to be grown more efficiently than on outdoor farms, while creating local city jobs and making post-industrial buildings alive again.
FarmedHere is committed to its local economy. We grow, harvest, package, and deliver locally, in the Midwest region. FarmedHere hires local production staff through a number of social impact programs, including Windy City Harvest and Growing Home. Not only has FarmedHere created over 40 local “vertical farming” jobs, but we also choose local suppliers and partners whenever possible.
To ensure we can grow the best produce, FarmedHere takes all steps necessary to minimize the impact on the environment. Vertical farming greatly reduces our carbon footprint and minimizes the use of fresh water.We only work with Green Printers (as reported by the Printing Industry of America), who use soy based inks to further reduce our environmental impact. Our proprietary green paper packaging uses over 90% less plastic compared to the traditional boxes you encounter in supermarkets.