Year round, Fresh, and Local
Sky Vegetables develops and operates urban hydroponic rooftop farms as part of its mission to grow fresh and local produce sustainably. Sky Vegetables and its produce are pesticide-free. Sky currently operates an ~8,000 sf rooftop farm in the Bronx, twenty minutes from Manhattan.
Our first farm sits on an affordable housing site in a Platinum LEED Certified & NAHB Green Certified building. The Bronx, NYC rooftop greenhouse was developed in partnership with NYC Dept. of Housing, Preservation & Develop, NYC Housing Authority, NYC Housing Development Corp, and NYSERDA.
Sky Vegetables uses hydroponic farming methods to grow more food using less water than open field agriculture. Recycled rainwater is used to irrigate crops in a recirculating system. We hire neighborhood residents to staff the greenhouse and engage our local community. We sell our produce to the local NYC market and our customers love it. We are SNAP and WIC certified and accept EBT cards.
The Bronx greenhouse has grown arugula, ruby chard, butterhead lettuce, bok choy, and herbs. Currently the greenhouse is producing year-round local basil.
Sky Vegetables wants to scale their building-integrated agriculture concept to other rooftop farms in New York City and beyond. Sky has received significant media attention both on local news channels, Agritecture.com and in Modern Farmer.
If you would like more information about the farm or how to become a franchisee and start your own Sky Vegetables farm please contact us by phone or e-mail.