Bowery announced its new indoor farm in the Baltimore-DC area - the brand's first farm outside the tristate region - with distribution of leafy greens and herbs to local retailers starting early next year. This new farm is 3.5x larger than Bowery's last facility, and the urban density of the new farm's surrounding area of White Marsh, MD provides access to a population of 26 million people within a 150 mile radius.
By increasing efficiencies around R&D, computer vision and automation, Bowery will continue experimenting beyond leafy greens and herbs, and focus on crops that are very limited by seasonality and traditionally grown outdoors, from root vegetables (turnips, radishes, kohlrabi) to fruiting crops (peppers, cucumbers).
In addition to moving to the Baltimore/DC region, Bowery recently expanded distribution at Whole Foods in the tristate area, growing from availability in 12 locations to 31. Bowery leafy greens and herbs are now available in retail locations on Long Island, Connecticut, West Chester and in all Manhattan locations. On the heels of this expansion news also comes Bowery’s announcement of $50M in a B+ funding round.