Jersey City Is Growing Leafy Greens for $17 Per Pound to Give Away for ‘Free’

Sometimes you have to spend some green to make some green.

On Wednesday the city council of Jersey City, New Jersey will vote on awarding a three-year, $1 million contract to the company AeroFarms to build 11 vertical gardens on city properties. The company estimates it will be able to churn out 19,000 pounds of leafy greens a year from these installations, which will then be distributed for free to city residents.

Steven Fulop, the city’s mayor, told that the farms would produce vegetables for city-run healthy eating programs. Residents would register for these programs to receive the free

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