BrightFarms Celebrates First Harvest

New Growing System Exceeding Expectations

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We're thrilled with the quality of lettuces the new system is producing.

Yardley, PA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

BrightFarms, Inc., the leading urban agriculture company, celebrated its first harvest from the new growing system the company recently commissioned at its Bucks County, PA greenhouse.

In March, the company completed the installation of a state-of-the-art growing and harvesting system at its 56,000 square foot greenhouse farm.

“We’re thrilled with the quality of the lettuces the new system is producing,” said Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms’ CEO. “The system is exceeding our expectations.”

“Getting to taste the arugula right off the growing board was a treat,” stated Jim McCaffrey, owner and CEO of McCaffreys Market. “The new growing system is really impressive.”    

BrightFarms grows baby arugula, baby kale, spring mix, and Asian greens. The lettuces are packed immediately after harvest and delivered to store shelves within hours, versus the week a typical box of lettuce takes to travel from California to East coast markets.

Visit http://www.brightfarms.com for a full list of stores where you can find BrightFarms lettuces.

About BrightFarms
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.

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Contact Information:
Toby Tiktinsky                                                    
BrightFarms                                                                                                                
ttiktinsky[at]brightfarms[dot]com                                             
646-480-5265


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BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot, left, and Jim McCaffrey, owner and CEO of McCaffrey's Markets, cut and sample baby arugula from a growing board. (Photo Credit: BrightFarms, Inc.— April 16, 2014)