Big City Greens

Gotham Greens, champions of urban agriculture, convert vacant NYC rooftops intohigh-tech farming facilities, to produce fresh greens year-round.


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Our favorite farm stands may not be up and running yet, but eating farm-fresh greens year-round is getting a whole lot easier, thanks to the innovative urban-farming practices of Gotham Greens. The company’s sprawling rooftop greenhouses in Brooklyn and Queens grow more than a dozen varieties of leafy greens and herbs, all of which are packaged and ready for delivery to grocers in New York City and the tri-state area within hours of harvest.

The majority of farmed produce travels more than 100 miles before hitting the dinner plate, a statistic that Gotham Greens hopes to change. “It is our vision to grow fresher, better-tasting produce right here in New York,” says Nicole Baum, marketing and partnership manager. “We’ve converted unused rooftops into productive spaces that create local jobs and supply high-quality food to local businesses.” The company’s pesticide-free produce is grown using ecologically sustainable methods in their technologically sophisticated, 100 percent clean-energy powered, climate-controlled, urban-rooftop greenhouses.  

Gotham Greens’ message is clear: Think sustainable, buy local and eat quality. Clever product labeling underscores the company’s commitment to urban farming, such as the Blooming Brooklyn Iceberg. The Windy City Crunch, an iceberg-romaine blend, hails from the company’s newest 75,000 square-foot rooftop greenhouse in Chicago. “Our basil is very popular,” adds Baum. “We call it our green gold.”

Gotham Greens produce is available at Whole Foods Market, Mrs. Green's Natural Market, ShopRite, FreshDirect.com, Farmigo.com, and OurHarvest.com.  

 

Gotham Greens
Brooklyn
www.gothamgreens.com

 

 

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