Gotham Greens Announces Expansion Plans
Gotham Greens announced plans to double the size of its greenhouse capacity this year to more than 1.2 million square feet, including its first two greenhouses in the South.
The company, which supplies salad greens, herbs, salad dressings, dips and cooking sauces to about 3,000 stores in 45 states, is planning a new location outside Dallas, in Seagoville, Texas, and another near Atlanta, in Monroe, Georgia.
It also has a new location planned for Windsor, Colorado, near Denver, and is planning to expand its existing locations in Chicago and in Providence, Rhode Island.
Its retail customers include Whole Foods Market, Kroger Co., Albertsons Cos., Sprouts Farmers Market and others. It also supplies restaurants and foodservice accounts.
Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO said the company plans to remain focused on its core products made with ingredients grown in its own greenhouses, and on expanding its line of leafy greens.
As the company has grown, it has continued to refine the technologies it uses to drive sustainable hydroponic greenhouse operations. Its growing systems and 100% renewable electricity-powered greenhouses enable it to grow lettuce using 95% less water and 97% less land compared to conventional field agriculture, the company said.
Gotham Greens’ goal is to offer fresh produce within a day’s drive from its greenhouses to 90% of consumers across the U.S.
Upon completion of this year’s expansion efforts, Gotham Greens will own and operate 12 greenhouses in eight states, building upon its existing greenhouse network in New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Illinois, Colorado, and California.