US: Chicagoland is about to get a whole lot greener

In other news, last month Bright Farms broke ground on a 160K square-foot greenhouse farm in Chicagoland that, once completed in early 2016, will supply Mariano’s stores (of Roundy's Supermarkets Inc.) with 1+ million pounds of fresh, local produce per year! The groundbreaking event, held at the Rochelle, IL site, was a hit -- and Bright Farms got a lot of love from the media to boot. Why is the project significant?

• The Chicagoland greenhouse will use 80% less water, 90% less land and 95% less shipping fuel than conventional produce.
• It will be the most productive farm in the Chicagoland market, the most sustainable source of year-round baby greens and tomatoes in all of Illinois, and among the most productive salad greens farms, per square foot, in the world!
• It will create permanent green collar jobs, significantly reduce food miles, and improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain.

For more information 
BrightFarms, Inc
349 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016, USA

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