BrightFarms Adds Five New Customers To Expand Reach in New and Existing Markets
IRVINGTON, NY - Produce aisles around the nation are getting a leafy green makeover as BrightFarms expands its customer base to new stores and markets, meeting rising consumer demand for local produce that’s available year-round. Specifically, the hydroponic greenhouse grower is heading into the likes of Dierbergs, Food Lion, Jungle Jim’s, Misfits Market, and Tops Friendly Markets.
According to a press release, the following BrightFarms greenhouses will be helping to supply locally grown packaged salads to the following markets:
- BrightFarms’ greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio, will supply salad greens for the grower’s new partner: Jungle Jim’s International Markets
- The Wilmington greenhouse will also supply 140 Tops Friendly Markets located in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont
- BrightFarms’ Culpeper, Virginia, greenhouse will supply Food Lion stores in Richmond and Lynchburg, which are just two hours away from the greenhouse
- BrightFarms is entering the St. Louis market and supplying Dierbergs Markets with unique lettuce varieties like Sunny Crunch and Fresh Kick from its Rochelle, Illinois, greenhouse
In addition to these local retailers, BrightFarms is doing its part to reduce food waste by partnering with imperfect produce delivery box service Misfits Market, which delivers produce to shoppers in Pennslyvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. As part of the partnership, the greenhouse grower will supply excess yields from its Bucks County, Pennsylvania, greenhouse.
BrightFarms notes in a press release that its hydroponic greenhouses use 80 percent less water, 90 percent less land, and 90 percent less shipping fuel when compared to long distance growers, and the proximity of its greenhouses to stores add that extra affirmation that only the freshest pesticide-free and non-GMO greens line store shelves.
In addition to the aforementioned new markets and partners, BrightFarms’ salads are also available in stores around the country, including Walmart, Ahold Delhaize, and Albertsons.
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