- Strategic Expansion: Gotham Greens, a premier indoor farming brand, has inaugurated its first advanced hydroponic greenhouse in Georgia, marking its twelfth such facility nationwide.
- Tech-Forward Approach: Located in Monroe, GA, this 210,000-square-foot facility is Gotham Greens’ most technologically advanced greenhouse, boasting state-of-the-art automation, climate control, and data science capabilities.
- Eco-Conscious Farming: In comparison to conventional farming, Gotham Greens utilizes 90% less water and 97% less land, showcasing a sustainable model that addresses the challenges posed by traditional open-field farming, especially in the face of unpredictable weather patterns.
- Community Impact: Besides bolstering Georgia’s $70 billion agriculture industry, Gotham Greens is partnering with local nonprofits to tackle food insecurity in the region and support community gardens and educational programs.
- About Gotham Greens: Established in 2011, Gotham Greens has transformed from a single rooftop greenhouse in Brooklyn to one of North America’s largest hydroponic leafy green producers. Their products are available in over 6,500 locations across the U.S.
Gotham Greens Opens Advanced Greenhouse in Georgia
Gotham Greens recognized as a Certified B Corporation and a swiftly growing indoor farming brand, proudly announced the commencement of its premier high-tech hydroponic greenhouse in the Southeast, bringing its total number of greenhouses to twelve nationwide. Strategically positioned in Monroe, Ga., this 210,000-square-foot facility stands as one of three greenhouses the company is launching in 2023.
The Monroe greenhouse is primed to offer a consistent supply of fresh, Georgia-grown produce year-round to the region’s retail, restaurant, and food service customers. This includes renowned brands like Whole Foods Market, Publix, Harris Teeter, and The Fresh Market. Moreover, patrons can look forward to new offerings such as the Coastal Crunch lettuce and popular Butterhead and Gourmet Spring Mix family packs.
Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, expressed enthusiasm regarding the expansion, emphasizing the significance of this move towards Gotham Greens’ aspiration of delivering fresh produce to 90% of U.S. consumers within a day’s drive from their greenhouses. “Our new Georgia greenhouse is the largest, most technologically advanced we’ve ever built,” Puri remarked. “It ensures that our greens are not only delicious but also consistent and reliable for our customers.”
This new facility showcases sophisticated technology designed to combat the Southeast’s hot and humid climate. Gotham Greens’ dedication to consistent quality is evident, as their closed greenhouse system shields produce from unpredictable elements, distinguishing them from the vulnerabilities of traditional open-field farming.
Tyler Harper, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, voiced his support for this venture, underlining the jobs it would generate in Walton County and the sustainable produce it would provide for Georgians. “Gotham Greens and the Georgia Grown brand are rooted in the shared values of quality, integrity, and innovation,” he stated.
Agriculture has always been a cornerstone for Georgia, contributing a staggering $70 billion to its economy. As the state grapples with increasing high-impact weather events, embracing innovative farming methods like those of Gotham Greens is crucial.
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NY-based company has raised over $310m in new capital for its indoor farming business, bringing total financing to $440m since 2009. The latest round was one of the largest for an indoor farming firm and includes equity and debt funding. Gotham Greens plans to use the money to expand its operations and bring more greenhouse-grown produce and fresh, plant-based foods to people across the US. The company currently operates in six states, and its expansion plans aim to take the number of high-tech, climate-controlled hydroponic greenhouses it owns and operates to 13 in nine states by 2023.
The company also recently acquired FresH2O Growers, a hydroponic greenhouse grower in Stevensburg, VA. The acquisition will help the company expand its operations and provide sustainable supply chain solutions. Gotham Greens products are sold in over 3,000 grocery stores nationwide, and the company has achieved a 26% YoY growth in the leafy greens category. By using hydroponic growing systems, the company’s farms use up to 95% less water and 97% less land compared to conventional farming.
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