Job offersmore »
- Potato Technical Manager - Russia
- Grower leafy vegetables Australia
- Quality Control Manager - Netherlands
- Chief Operating Officer - Netherlands
- Operations Manager - Denver, Colorado, USA
- Nucleus Stock Employee - Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, the Netherlands
- Material Planner - Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada
- Sales representative - Spain
- Head of Global Marketing & Business Development - Home Counties area UK
- Assistant Grower (Supervisor) - Abbotsford, Canada
Last commentsmore »
- Doef's Greenhouses : a streamlined family business that embraces innovation (3)
- Iran-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan railway could triple trade (1)
- Jiffy to introduce PreGro concept at Fruit Logistica, Berlin (1)
- Gene for bitterness in cucumbers identified (1)
- Mexico: Dutchman runs floral greenhouse in Chiapas (1)
- Uganda: Greenhouse gives veg grower better yields, more cash (5)
- Peru: "Sweety Drop peppers will become the new Cherry tomato" (3)
- US (IN): Can aquaponics thrive in the midwest? (1)
- Azerbaijan: Agropark to be created in Khizi district (2)
- Technology converts organic wastes into organic fertilizer in just one day (5)
Top 5 - yesterday
- No news has been published yesterday.
Top 5 - last week
- Canada: Why a Leamington greenhouse is investing $200M in Ohio
- Priva and UrbanFarmers to build rooftop farm on former Philips factory
- Mexico: Dutchman runs floral greenhouse in Chiapas
- De Ruiter playing key role in North American greenhouse acreage
- Netherlands: Storm causes severe damage at Combivliet
Top 5 - last month
- Doef's Greenhouses : a streamlined family business that embraces innovation
- Japan: Biggest indoor farm is 100 times more productive than conventional agriculture
- Clipping 5 hectares of cucumbers with 3 people at 1600 plants/hour
- Application of LED technology in horticulture is only expected grow
- US: Nature Fresh Farms plans 175-acre greenhouse in Delta, Ohio
Exchange ratesmore »
US (PA): BrightFarms to upgrade Bucks County greenhouseBrightFarms, Inc. has announced that it is upgrading its greenhouse in Bucks County, PA.
The 56,000 square foot facility supplies fresh produce to BrightFarms’ retail partners: McCaffrey’s Market and the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.
In its efforts to provide the highest quality produce to its customers, BrightFarms is committed to constant innovation and improvement. Having identified a region in Italy where farmers uniquely grow world-class baby greens, the BrightFarms team decided to bring back the region’s proven technologies and methods.
With this upgrade, BrightFarms is installing state-of-the-art growing systems and harvesting equipment. The objective of this upgrade is to more efficiently grow baby greens of superior quality. The new growing systems will improve quality by reducing handling and streamlining harvesting and post-harvesting. It will also allow BrightFarms to meet increasing demand by planting more densely in the same structure. In line with BrightFarms’ environmental mission, the system will also reduce water consumption.
“The new system will improve the quality and consistency of our growing operations,” said Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms’ CEO. “It was a difficult decision to interrupt our year-round production schedule, but we look forward to delivering an even better product to our customers.”
“Sourcing great tasting and local produce from BrightFarms has been a great experience for our customers” stated Jim McCaffrey, owner and CEO of McCaffreys Market. “We eagerly look forward to selling produce from BrightFarms again after this upgrade project has been completed.”
BrightFarms expects to be back on retailer’s shelves in April 2014.
Publication date: 2/7/2014
Other news in this sector:
Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)
- All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
- All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
- All comments with offensive language, will be removed.