Empire State Greenhouses is poised to build its first 100% renewable energy-powered, carbon negative certified organic crop factory.

ESG’s advanced system of controlled environment agriculture, automated vertical growing systems, and strict organic practices in a beyond net zero, carbon negative facility presents a comprehensive solution: grow far more high-quality produce, in far less space, closer to major markets, while tackling agricultural pollution and producing renewable energy on-site not only for itself, but benefitting the adjacent college and surrounding community as well.
Located in Cobleskill, New York and designed with an emphasis on food security, the new facility will deliver 40,000 pounds of fresher, higher-quality produce more quickly and less expensively than current means, to nearby major urban markets every weekday.
The 385,000 square-foot carbon negative controlled-environment grow facility will meet 100% of its power needs through solar and biogas produced on the site.

Empire State Greenhouses was conceived and designed in adherence to environmental, social and governance criteria, with a commitment to improving our natural surroundings, fostering positive relationships with our colleagues and community, and building a responsible and responsive organization for our investors.

It is fitting that the next revolution in agriculture will start here.

Cobleskill, New York is located in Schoharie County, traditionally known as “Breadbasket of the American Revolution” for its role in feeding troops during the War for Independence. The area has been recognized for its high-quality agriculture for over 250 years.

Today, Schoharie is an economically challenged rural county.

It is also home to SUNY Cobleskill, one of the nation’s top colleges of agriculture and technology, and it is located in close proximity to the New York metropolitan area and other major markets. ESG plans to bring over 90 full time jobs and more than 400 indirect jobs to the area, including internship, research and employment opportunities for SUNY Cobleskill students and members of the campus community.

The Institute for Rural Vitality at SUNY Cobleskill is working in close collaboration with ESG.

Through a START-UP NY program with the college, ESG has been granted a ten-year New York State tax exemption. It was also awarded $5 million by the New York State Regional Economic Development Council to support the growth of the state’s agriculture. ESG continues to attract grants and incentives from federal, state, regional and non-Government entities to ensure its success.

Located in Cobleskill, New York and designed with an emphasis on food security, the new facility will deliver 40,000 pounds / 20 tons of fresher, higher-quality produce more quickly and less expensively than current means, to nearby major urban markets every weekday.