New York, NY (PRWEB) February 07, 2014
BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, today announced that it has kicked off a site search to locate a 200,000 square foot site on which to build a greenhouse farm in New York City. BrightFarms recently terminated a lease it signed in 2012 for the rooftop of Liberty View Industrial Plaza in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The company is now focused on finding a world-class site, in this world-class city, on which to locate the world’s most productive urban farm project, as the flagship for New York based BrightFarms. Interest packages have been sent to Borough Presidents, economic development offices and real estate developers to identify suitable sites. The company hopes to be growing in NYC by early 2015.
“As New Yorkers, we are eager to start growing produce in our home town,” said BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot. “Our goal is convert an underutilized, inner-city site into a state-of-the-art productive farm. The sooner we can build, the quicker we can bring investment, green collar jobs, and fresh produce to the greatest city in the world.”
BrightFarms grows local produce, nationwide. By financing, building, and operating local greenhouse farms, BrightFarms eliminates time, distance, and costs from the food supply chain. Borrowing from the highly successful renewable energy industry, BrightFarms signs long-term purchase agreements with supermarkets that feature fixed prices and minimum volume commitments. BrightFarms’ growing method uses far less land and water than conventional agriculture, and its urban locations create local green jobs and help to bring healthy, fresh produce to neighborhoods. BrightFarms’ partnerships with supermarkets, cities, capital sources, and vendors allow it to develop markets and projects faster and better than any competitor. For more information, please visit http://www.brightfarms.com.