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.

The Bronx farm is situated on top of a LEED Platinum certified building, employs local residents, and already has distribution to many local and national supermarkets. 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.

Our Bronx greenhouse is currently being operated in partnership with Blue Planet Consulting.  

You can learn more about the benefits of hydroponics, local food, and integrating agriculture into buildings on our website below.

 
The Arbor House, Bronx, NYC

The Arbor House, Bronx, NYC

 
High-tech rooftop greenhouse designed by Nexus

High-tech rooftop greenhouse designed by Nexus

 

Good for you. Good for the planet.

Good for You
♦ Fresh and tastes delicious! 
♦ Pesticide-free
♦ Local and nutritious

Benefits to Cities
♦ Locally grown food year round
♦ Sustainable development
♦ Green jobs
♦ Educational opportunities

Good for the Planet
♦ Reduced carbon foodprint from food miles
♦ Uses up to 70% less water
♦ Reduces food waste from transportation

Benefits to Buildings
♦ Green infrastructure incentives
♦ Insulation in Winter
♦ LEED Credits
♦ Positive public relations

 

Solving a Global Problem Locally

The current U.S. agriculture system is not sustainable: it faces loss of land to development, soil erosion, and water shortages. In addition, U.S. agriculture is a major contributor to global warming.

Global Food Impact:
• Accounts for 82% of fresh water use
• Generates 13% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions
• Causes the erosion of 4 billion tons of topsoil per year

Global Food Needs:
• World’s population expected to reach 9.1 billion by 2050
• Estimated 70% will be urban (49% today)
• Food production must increase by 44% to meet the need

Sky Vegetables reduces food miles from thousands to under 50 miles.