Gotham Greens continues to grow big and go big. The company just opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago, enabling the operation to deliver a year-round supply of fresh produce to consumers across the Midwest. The new 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse is Gotham Greens’ second facility in the Historic Pullman Neighborhood of Chicago and its sixth greenhouse nationwide.
The new addition more than doubles the company’s Midwest production to 11 million heads of lettuce annually. To accommodate, Gotham Greens will double its workforce to roughly 100 full-time employees in Chicago and 300 nationwide.
“Since 2009, we’ve worked to transform how and where fresh produce is grown to provide more people with access to local, sustainably-grown produce,” stated Viraj Puri, Co-Founder & CEO of Gotham Greens. “After opening our first greenhouse in Chicago in 2015, we have received tremendous support from retailers, restaurants, and shoppers alike who love that we can provide a reliable, year-round supply of fresh produce that’s grown locally. We’re thrilled to open our second greenhouse in Chicago to expand our production and distribution in the Midwest and bring our delicious leafy greens, herbs and fresh food products to even more people.”
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