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"Mutually agreed to restore the preserved farmland"

The Brightfarms greenhouse on Patterson Farm in Pennsylvania, US has been vacant for nearly two years, and has not been in active production since prior to that time. "That is why township supervisors voted to terminate the lease and request the company remove the temporary building," Donna Dean of Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc, a nonprofit dedicated to the perpetual preservation of Patterson Farm, explains, following publication on the lease termination. "That was the original lease agreement the township entered into with Brightfarms. The building was meant to be a temporary experimental structure." 

Last month the Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors voted to terminate its lease agreement with the New York-based company BrightFarms. The township entered into a 10-year lease agreement with BrightFarms in 2012 to erect a hydroponic greenhouse on two acres of the sprawling Patterson Farm off of Stony Hill Road. 

According to Doan, Brightfarms abandoned the structure earlier on. "The township supervisors are simply acting on behalf of their constituents to close out the relationship and direct Brightfarms to restore the preserved farmland as mutually agreed." 


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