Thursday, July 25, 2024

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Bringing a Sustainable Food Option to More People for a Healthier You and a Healthier Environment

AeroFarms®, a Certified B Corporation and leader in indoor vertical farming, has officially announced expanded availability of its award-winning microgreens at both Walmart and Stop & Shop across the Mid Atlantic and Northeast, respectively. According to certain reports, AeroFarms microgreens are best known for their higher nutrient density, thus helping the customer achieve a potent boost of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. To go with that inner substance, these microgreens also put on the offer a great visual and flavor excitement. Having touched on the initial bits and bobs, we now must talk about the product on a slightly deeper level. Here, we’ll discover how AeroFarms specialty greens are safely grown indoors in state-of-the art commercial indoor vertical farms. These farms, on their part, are certified for USDA Good Agricultural Practices, SQF Level 2 Good Manufacturing Practices, Non-GMO Project Verification, OU Kosher, and the industry-leading CEA Food Safety Seal which was originally developed to differentiate indoor clean growing practices from traditional challenges in the field. Complimenting the same is how the stated greens reach where they eventually do without exposure to pesticides at any point throughout the supply chain. To give you another bit of example documenting the product’s safety, one can consume, going by the company’s claim, these microgreens without even washing them. Beyond being good for your health, the product in question is also good for the wider environment, considering it’s sustainably grown with up to 95% less water and 99% less land than traditional field farming.

With the safety base covered, we now establish a better look at the item’s nutritional value. You see, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, AeroFarms’ microgreens have five times greater levels of vitamins and carotenoids than the industry average. Unlike many other fitness-oriented options, this healthy food also has a flavorful angle to it. Powered by an award-winning FlavorSpectrum™ Philosophy, this angle is notably developed through extensive input from plant scientists, growers, and nutritionists. The team also paired each color of their retail package with a specific tasting note to take the customer experience a notch higher. So, across Aerofarms’ leafy greens packaging line, you would see the color blue representing sweet and mellow notes, whereas the intense reds tend to represent bold and zesty flavors.

“AeroFarms is excited to bring our flavorful and nutritious microgreens to even more consumers,” said Marc Oshima, Co-Founder & CMO of AeroFarms. “We are proud to offer a unique flavor line-up and continue to expand our retail presence to meet the growing demand of our consumers.”

Making this whole development even more valuable is the fact that, according to Nielsen syndicated data, AeroFarms is the number one retail brand* for both unit and dollar sales in the United States for microgreens. This is a big reason why the company’s specialty greens are, at the moment, available across all major retails in the nation, including Ahold Delhaize, Amazon Fresh, Harris Teeter, H-E-B, The Fresh Market, Walmart, Whole Foods Market, as well as at various great food service partners like Compass Group, Marcus Samuelsson Restaurant Group, and Momofuku Noodle Bar. In case that wasn’t enough, then we must mention how AeroFarms has also been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company for two years in a row, and alongside that, it was also named one of the Best Inventions in Food by TIME.