A farmer isn’t defined by plot size, but by their purpose. New Age Provisions' 
roots made it from slaves on the ship, to sharecroppers in the South, to advanced hydroponic farming in the downtown Indianapolis. The one thing that hasn’t changed is our desire and ability to use the land to feed our families and our communities. 

 

Mario Vitalis, NAP owner and founder, is able to connect with his ancestors and provide for his family off the land, similar to what his great grandparents did in the South. Today, he is looking to feed his community by feeding a need. We are no longer bound to the rules of traditional farming — technology allows us a new way to farm and a fresh take on the supply chain.

ABOUT NAP

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While eating at the Provision restaurant in Indianapolis, Mario and a few friends developed the idea of New Age Provisions. The combination of their use of ‘new age’ farming technology and the site of their brainstorm made for the perfect name, New Age Provisions. Being based in NAPtown (Indianapolis), was just an added bonus! New Age Provisions, LLC was founded on January 15, 2018 from the inspiration of providing fresh produce for their food desert community, as well as the sharecrop stories that Mario grew up listening to from his grandmother. By June 2020, NAP had received their first Greenery container farm to begin growing a wide variety of herbs, produce, and cannabis. Today, they are excited to continue the expansion of their fresh produce into more restaurants and households across Indianapolis.

In The News

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VERTICAL FARM DAILY
Mario saw container farming as a chance to become his own boss...

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FARMER SPOTLIGHT
Mario from New Age Provisions Farms left his 9-5 to start his own container farming company...

VERTICAL FARMING PODCAST
Listen to Mario's episode on Vertical Farming Podcast...

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

5 acres of food in 80 feet: Urban farmer grows a garden in the heart of Indianapolis.

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WFYI-FM "All Things Considered"

Farmer Grows Produce Using Hydroponics

INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL

Entrepreneur starts hydroponics container farm on vacant urban lot.

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#114: New Age Provisions Farms

Mario, shares his experience as a Freight Farmer.

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#119: How This Shipping Container Farmer's $200,000 Debt Has Been Forgiven

Mario's story takes a few detours along the way, one that will bring you to tears, but ultimately it ends in victory

CANNIBAS BUSINESS TIMES

New Age Provisions Farms Brings Hemp Operation Into Automated Hydroponic Shipping Container Environment

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Wish TV CHANNEL 8

Mario, is interviewed on Live TV for Indiana Grown

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WISH-TV CHANNEL 8 LIVE

Mario goes live on Wish TV Channel 8 to tell the world about hydroponic farming and NAP Farms

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WTIU - Public Television Journey Indiana

See what's growing at New Age Provisions in Indianapolis. Journey Indiana is produced by WTIU – Public Television from Indiana University.

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WTHR Channel 13 News

Urban farmer DeMario Vitalis is the first person in Indiana to leverage the science of hydroponics inside shipping containers. He gave a tour to 13News of the facility where he farms about 5 acres of food a year to feed the community.