Fork Farms founded as an independent contractor building rooftop and indoor gardens for schools and food programs in New York, initial product research focused on lowering operating costs of indoor agriculture.
26 product prototype iterations built. Core intellectual property discovered.
Patent awarded. Business moves to Wisconsin. First Flex Farm prototype built out of wood in a garage.
8 field-test installations of Flex Farm Generation 1 (made out of stainless steel) with support from Goodwill Industries. First prototype donated by Bassett Mechanical.
Resounding positive product and program feedback from community leads to family and friends capital round and engineering of Generation 2 Flex Farm. Partnership with Feeding America established.
Generation 2 Flex Farm launches (made out of recyclable plastic) and 30 installations completed. Environmental efficiencies and commercial viability proven.
Seed capital round raises $750K. 95 Flex Farm installations. First commercial-scale installation commences (2,000 sq ft). Fork Farms wins THINC! Innovation Award.
Generation 3 launches, opening global shipping capability. Over 200 Flex Farm installations completed across 10 states. Gardan Inc. formalized as a fulfillment partner. FIRST Educational Resources develops custom K-12 curriculum. Taher Inc., a food service company based in Minneapolis, MN, begins providing Flex Farms to its clients. Fork Farms enters into multiple product distributor agreements.
Launch of Flex Farm Generation 4. The Generation 4 Flex Farm is the latest and greatest innovation in indoor, vertical farming technology. Over 500 Flex Farm installations completed in 22 states and Canada.
Moved headquarters to TitletownTech in Green Bay Wisconsin. TitletownTech is a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. TitletownTech builds and funds early-stage high-growth businesses.