Gotham Greens Continues to Grow in Chicago
Earlier this month, Gotham Greens opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago.
The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver a year-round supply of fresh produce to keep up with increasing demand from retail, restaurant and foodservice customers across the Midwest.
The greenhouse more than doubles the company’s Midwest production to 11 million heads of lettuce annually. Gotham Greens will double its workforce to approximately 100 full-time employees in Chicago and 300 nationwide.
Reimagining a portion of the former Ryerson Steel Mill, the new 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse is Gotham Greens’ second greenhouse in the historic Pullman neighborhood of Chicago and sixth greenhouse nationwide.
“After opening our first greenhouse in Chicago in 2015, we have received tremendous support from retailers, restaurants and shoppers alike who love that we can provide a reliable, year-round supply of fresh produce that’s grown locally,” said Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens. “We’re thrilled to open our second greenhouse in Chicago to expand our production and distribution in the Midwest and bring our delicious leafy greens, herbs and fresh food products to even more people.”
Gotham Greens’ produce is grown using hydroponic systems in 100 percent renewable electricity-powered greenhouses. The new greenhouse features the company’s latest technological advances, including proprietary data-driven control tools to develop the highest-yielding, most efficient production systems. This highly automated, climate-controlled facility uses less energy than other indoor farming techniques applied commercially today and is 50 percent more efficient than its existing facilities.
You can learn more about Gotham Greens or schedule a tour of Gotham Greens’ Pullman greenhouses by visiting www.gothamgreens.com.
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