World's largest rooftop farm in Chicago

Gotham Greens, which pioneered the nation's first commercial urban hydroponic greenhouses, are now builders of one of the world's largest. The company has announced their biggest expansion to date with a brand new facility, located in the historic Pullman area on Chicago's South Side.



Gotham Greens' fourth greenhouse facility represents a massive expansion for the company, and its first outside of New York. The 75,000 sq ft Chicago greenhouse, located on the rooftop of Method Products manufacturing facility, is powered by 100% renewable energy, employs over 50 workers, many from the Pullman community, and will produce nearly 10 million annual crops of leafy greens and herbs.

Gotham Greens' local produce will be available in select national and local retailers across the Chicagoland area including Whole Foods Market, Peapod, Treasure Island, Sunset Foods, Plum Market, Target, and others. In addition, the company has partnered on programs with various Chicago institutions including the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Greater Roseland West Pullman Food Network, Pilot Light, Chicago Botanical Garden's Windy City Harvest and more.

Gotham Greens' proprietary growing methods yield up to 30 times more crop per acre than field production, enabling the Pullman greenhouse to produce yields equivalent to over 50 acres of conventional field production. Because Gotham Greens recycles 100% of its irrigation water, it also uses 10 times less water than conventional agriculture. By growingly locally, Gotham Greens eliminates the food waste and environmental footprint linked to shipping produce long distances.

For more information:
www.gothamgreens.com

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