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80 Acres Farms

Designing, building, and operating indoor farms with industry-leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) technology.

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Mike Zelkind

CEO at 80 Acres Farms

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters Hamilton, Ohio, United States
80 Acres Farms has an innovative and proprietary growing system—encompassing software, hardware, and controls—that allows the company to grow up to 300 times as much food per square foot as conventional farms, using 95% less water and renewable energy. Crops grown in our system are always non-GMO and pesticide- and herbicide-free. 

Our warehouse-scale vertical farms grow greens, microgreens, herbs, fruits, and vegetables year-round for grocery and foodservice channels across eight U.S states. With farms located closer to consumers, our approach shortens lengthy, resource-intensive cold chains and delivers market-leading freshness. We take produce from farm to retailer in 48 hours or less.

We have nine farms across Ohio, Kentucky, Arkansas, Alabama, and the Netherlands, with one farm in Georgia under construction. Our newest farms are 200,000-square-foot facilities. Our flagship farm in Ohio, which has been operational since 2019, is 70,000 square feet and grows 10,000,000 servings of produce per year, across 20 microclimates.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised $160 million Series B in 2021. Investors include General Atlantic, Siemens Financial Services, Blue Earth, Beyond Net Zero, Barclays and Taurus Capital
  • Expanding capacity by 700% in 2023 and 2024
  • Featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Times

Currently Operating in 56 Regions

Press Mentions

January 29, 2020

Indoor Vertical Farm In Cincinnati Will Be Fully Automated

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September 15, 2023

Governor lauds grand opening of 80 Acres Farm in Boone County - a vertical, high tech operation - NKyTribune

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September 8, 2023

80 Acres Farms Announces Grab-and-Go Fresh Meals

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August 28, 2023

80 Acres Farms expands Kroger locations, offers new salad kits

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August 21, 2023

Kroger Announces New Partnership With 80 Acres Farms; Dan De La Rosa and Mike Zelkind Share

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August 17, 2023

Kroger and 80 Acres Farms to Reach More Customers

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