At Fork Farms we believe that growing food is a vehicle for positive change and that access to the freshest, highest quality food is a human right.
That's why we create modular, vertical, hydroponic farming systems that work for everyone. Each one of our systems is built specifically for you and designed to fit your specific needs.
Our patented technology is the product of over a decade of continuous research and 28 prototype iterations. We needed our system to be the most energy, water and space efficient farming system on the planet and we are proud of our incredibly low operating costs. We think our technology can be a true conduit for social change.
At Fork Farms we envision a future with a decentralized food system that puts the power of production into the hands of the people.
We are partnered with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin to deliver indoor and outdoor vertical farming systems to schools, food pantries and other social service providers in the communities we serve. We don't just teach people to fish - we give them a fishing pole. Contact us to learn more!
We fit 100 acres of land in 1 acre of space
For every 100 pounds of nutrient used conventionally, we use 32
We use 3 gallons of water for every 100 used conventionally.
We use 28 kWh when others need 100.
Menasha Joint School District (MJSD) Business Manager Brian Adesso had a vision. He wanted to take the “farm to table” experience that was gaining traction in high-end restaurants and bring it to the high school cafeteria. If his schools could grow and serve their own leafy greens instead of having them shipped from the other Read more about The Menasha Model[…]
There’s a lot going on at Fork Farms, including multiple installations at various school and nonprofit sites, curriculum development, and the first crop from the commercial farm! Check out our newsletter and see what’s growing on.
Even though it’s the end of the school year, we managed to get one harvest before kids leave for the summer at Whitman Elementary in Milwaukee! Kids are excited to be growing their own food, and we are excited to help.
Students at Vincent High School, in the Milwaukee Public School system, show off their new Fork Farms growing machine to Thoreau Middle School students. Vincent High School's Growing Machine Students at Vincent High School introduce visiting middle school students from Thoreau to our Growing Machine. The Growing Machine is a hydroponic vertical growing system that we Read more about Growing With Vincent High School[…]
A couple of weeks ago, we posted a video of the installation of our grow machine at the Milwaukee Public Museum as part of its Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibit. It looked like this: What a difference a couple of weeks make! Here’s the machine two weeks later: It’s fun to see the lettuce Read more about Two Weeks Later . . .[…]
Seeing students engage with our technology is what makes us at Fork do what we do. Here, a student at Vincent High School Agriculture program explains to Principal Daryl Burns how the growing machine works. This is why I do it! We had a visitor today and my students went to work. This was not Read more about Learning in Action[…]
Fork Farms is excited to announce that our grow machine is being featured in the Milwaukee Public Museum as part of its Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibit.
Appleton, Wisconsin Fork is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Florida-based SmarterSTEM, Inc. SmarterSTEM is a premier provider of innovative tools to enhance science and technology curriculum in schools. SmarterSTEM is working with Fork to bring its technology into classrooms across the United States.
Appleton, Wisconsin Fork, LLC, in partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, is pleased to announce its innovative new machine that revolutionizes how we grow leafy greens. Fork’s patented technology allows growers to produce exceptional quality greens–such as lettuce, spinach, kale, and herbs–indoors at a fraction of the price of conventional growing operations.