US: BrightFarms planting seeds in Virginia

On October 13, 2015 BrightFarms unveiled its Capitol Greenhouse development in Culpeper County, VA with a ribbon-cutting event. The Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, announced the project, which will deliver over 1+ million pounds of fresh, local produce per year to Ahold’s Giant Food Stores and Peapod in Virginia, Maryland, DC and Delaware. The project will be completed in early 2016.

• The BrightFarms Capitol greenhouse will use 80 percent less water, 90 percent less land and 95 percent less shipping fuel.
• The Capitol greenhouse will initially grow Spinach, Arugula, Asian Greens, Spring Mix, Kale and baby greens blends. It will also grow Tomatoes on the vine, Cocktail Tomatoes and Grape Tomatoes.
• The opening of the Capitol Greenhouse will make BrightFarms the largest East Coast producer of local year-round baby greens.

BrightFarms raises more green
It’s been an exciting month at BrightFarms. To start things off, they closed a $13.65 million Series B-1 financing, led by WP Global Partners, Emil Capital Partners, and NGEN Partners. The financing enables them to build commercial-scale greenhouses that meet the increasing demand for locally grown, tastier, fresher and long-lasting produce. BrightFarms will also further invest in its capacity to provide clients with a fanatical level of customer service.

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