Yardley, PA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, today announced that it has completed the upgrade project at its Bucks County (PA) greenhouse farm, which is enabling BrightFarms to more efficiently grow delicious and local baby greens.
The upgraded growing system, which uses deep flow hydroponics, improves quality by reducing handling and streamlining harvesting and post-harvesting. It will also allow BrightFarms to meet increasing demand by planting more densely within the existing greenhouse structure.
BrightFarms’ local greenhouse farms allow the company to deliver produce that is fresher, better tasting, and better for the community. The 56,000 square foot greenhouse farm in Lower Makefield Township supplies fresh produce to BrightFarms’ retail partners McCaffrey’s Market and the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
“As a local producer, we have close – even personal – relationships with our customers, and we’re eager to satisfy their appetites,” stated BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot. “We look forward to being back on the shelves in April.”
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.