BELVIDERE, N.J. - Edible Garden, an agriculture-technology company that operates advanced environmentally controlled gree...
Big Agriculture failed to make produce safe and sustainable
There are huge problems with the current model of legacy large scale agriculture that supplies the produce that feeds us. Safety issues, contamination recalls, over-fertilization, massive water usage, genetically modified ingredients, over dependence on plastics, too many food miles —the list goes on. Way too much waste, too much uncertainty—a total lack of transparency and trust. They failed us.
Edible Garden: safe, scalable, Zero-Waste Inspired® farming
Edible Garden is the leader in locally grown organic produce and herbs. We are backed by state-of-the-art sustainable and Zero-Waste Inspired® hydroponic indoor greenhouses & farms run by proprietary farm management software. We are also beginning to leverage blockchain technology at every stage of the supply chain in order to ensure full transparency, traceability and safety in every product we offer.
Fully operated by local people, our facilities provide jobs and opportunities while supplying our customers with product that uses less to grow more while cutting down on food miles and our carbon footprint.
Below: Edible Garden's commitment and contribution to sustainability and carbon reduction exemplified by Walmart's Project Gigaton results.
Safe, secure & fresh!
Edible Garden created a better way to combine emerging technology with the wisdom of Mother Nature. Edible Garden's GreenThumb™ proprietary automated software is heralded by the brand and its retail partners as the produce supply chain solution. The company's state-of-the-art farming practices ensure product quality that meets stringent food safety standards. Edible Garden's GreenThumb™ program is the answer to fulfilling orders on specification, on-time and in full with advanced traceability. Moreover, we use sustainable hydroponic future farming methods to provide customers with the high-quality products; free of harmful pesticides, herbicides, residues, and contaminants. Our produce is grown in environmentally controlled indoor environments that provide a safe and secure supply chain with complete transparency & traceability.
Additionally, Edible Garden's next generation innovations include patented self-watering displays that extend plant shelf life and cut waste. Recyclable herb bags with OTR technology are also featured, as well as sugar cane based herb sleeves that are biodegradable—all of which help reduce our environmental impact.
Available in over 5k stores nationwide
Since our inception, Edible Garden has established partnerships with many of the biggest names in grocery stores and organic food markets. Our products are available in over 5k+ retailers nationwide and are carried in major chains such as Meijer, Walmart, Target, ShopRite, Hannaford, Kroger and more!
Proud finalist for the prestigious FoodTech 500 Award!
5 star reviews, nothing less
Our target customer is the health-conscious individual looking to help themselves and the environment, without breaking the bank. Our organic herbs & lettuces have received rave reviews since our launch, which has helped us establish strong brand loyalty and retail partnerships across the U.S.
The perfect marriage of farming, technology & distribution
Edible Garden's platform supplies its national brand of produce on a local level. Utilizing local facilities, Edible Garden leveraged its position to supply big box, regional grocery stores chains and independents alike. Our business model is to continue partnering with the biggest and the best in fresh grocery retail to grow our sales while keeping to our local roots. Simply Local, Simply Fresh! This approach helped us earn over $5.6M in sales in 2019 alone.
Branded produce drives category sales growth @ 12%
The organic food market in the U.S. alone was worth $47.9B in 2018, growing at an annual rate of 5.9%. Organic produce has captured nearly 15% of that market, as more consumers seek transparency and integrity within their food.
Branded produce when looked at as a standalone, continues to outperform its contemporaries as well. Edible Garden plays in both these arenas.
Uniquely positioned for accelerated growth
Edible Garden occupies a unique position within the organic food and produce industries. We're not a grow-at-home kit, offered at places such as Lowes and The Home Depot. Instead, we remove the work and provide customers with fully grown and ready-to-eat hydroponically grown produce. Unlike our competitors in the legacy produce space, we're using a sustainable future farm model with transparent and ethical farming practices. We're providing the highest standard and quality at a time when people want ready to eat products that are safe, clean and nutritious.
Edible Garden: simply sustainable
By reaching our funding goal, we plan to increase our capabilities, technology and invest in partnerships with major distributors to drive store velocity and brand recognition. Other key areas of growth include unrolling additional pre-packaged hydroponically grown product items, following the success of our lettuce line.
Self-funded & focused
Edible Garden's management team recognized the opportunity to acquire a struggling business with the belief that a big vision and flawless execution could win out. We wanted to save jobs and build something great—even in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic! After purchasing the business from a holding company, Edible Garden Ag, Inc. was born. We quickly improved systems, safety, quality and execution. We leveraged strong partnerships. and landed new business with major retailers almost immediately. Bottom line, we upped our game. Since the acquisition in March 2020, Edible Garden has self-funded itself with cash-flow and investments by its principals. The time has now come to expand the business and expand growth. We couldn't be more excited!
We have a strong culture of team work and inclusion across our organization. Our common goal is to contribute to the indoor farming revolution that is transforming how produce is grown and consumed. Our co-founders and management team have worked together nearly 5 years prior to founding Edible Garden Ag, Inc. with a singular focus towards the common goal of using less to grow more—we are truly Zero-Waste Inspired® .