BBC - Follow The Food
Interview Tisha Livingston & Mike Zelkind
80 Acres Farms is a vertical farming leader and winner of Fast Company's eighth Most Innovative Company in North America.
It provides customers with the freshest and most nutritious fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. Utilizing world-class technology and analytics, the company offers a wide variety of pesticide-free food with a longer shelf-life that exceeds the highest standards in food safety. Consumers can find 80 Acres' products of just-picked salads, tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, and microgreens at Kroger, Whole Foods, The Fresh Market, Dorothy Lane Markets, Jungle Jim's International Markets, and key National Foodservice Distributors including Sysco and US Foods.
Mike Zelkind, co-founder of 80 Acres Farms: “Shawn is a phenomenal entrepreneur with a unique vision of how to make the world a better place and how to build great companies. She is willing to share her insights about starting and running a business, derived from her personal experience. Shawn has always been there for us, from the moment we met her and she has become a friend, which is unheard of in the VC world.”