Gotham Greens has opened its new 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse outside of Baltimore. Reimagining a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel Mill located in Sparrows Point, this is Gotham Greens’ seventh greenhouse in the United States and its first greenhouse that will provide a year-round supply of fresh produce to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers across 10 states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.
The greenhouse will produce more than six million heads of lettuce annually and bring the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company’s total annual production to more than 30 million heads of lettuce nationwide. Gotham Greens’ produce is grown using hydroponic systems in 100% renewable electricity-powered greenhouses that use 95% less water and 97% less land than conventional farming.
“We’re excited to introduce our line of leafy greens, herbs, sauces, dips, and dressings to even more people up and down the East Coast,” said Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, in a company press release. “By conducting our first harvest during the cold winter season, this underscores our commitment to growing and delivering high-quality, long-lasting, and delicious produce all year round.”
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