US (NC): New BrightFarms greenhouse opened

BrightFarms is announcing the opening of its latest indoor farm in Hendersonville, NC. The 6-acre greenhouse will produce 2 million pounds of lettuce per year for the Southeast region, enough to feed millions of new consumers.

BrightFarms' new 6-acre, high-tech Carolina Greenhouse will produce 2 million pounds of lettuce per year, enough to feed millions in the Southeastern United States. The new greenhouse is centrally located for quick delivery to retailers across the Southeast, including North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

"With 10 years of innovation and growing under our belts, we are ready and able to bring our proven indoor growing model and fresh greens to millions of new consumers in the Carolinas and beyond," said Steve Platt, CEO of BrightFarms. "We are committed to being the leading supplier of local salads in the Southeast and look forward to partnering with retailers to make fresh, clean, and safe produce a reality."

BrightFarms' Carolina Greenhouse aims to bring economic vitality to the region, employing more than 55 "green-collar" staff, trained to operate cutting-edge greenhouse technology. The Southeast, which currently has limited options for indoor-grown greens on shelves, will now be a part of the growing excitement around the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry, which has seen over $1B in capital raised in the past six months alone.

You can register here to tune in on May 7 for an opening celebration that will provide viewers with an exclusive look at the new facility. The event will also include several keynote speakers, including North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, and Sam Kass, former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition.

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