Gotham Greens Opens Second Greenhouse in Colorado; Viraj Puri and Eric Haley Comment
NEW YORK - Gotham Greens has claimed a new spot in the Centennial State. The indoor farming company announced the official opening of its second high-tech hydroponic greenhouse in the Mountain Region and the company’s 11th greenhouse nationwide. The 140,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility can be found within the Great Western Industrial Park in Windsor, Colorado.
“We’re proud to expand the Gotham Greens brand of fresh, high-quality, longer-lasting, and sustainably grown produce and fresh foods throughout the Mountain Region,” said Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Since our founding in 2009, we have been committed to providing amazing fresh food using new solutions for conserving vital natural resources. By using hydroponic growing systems in high-tech greenhouses, Gotham Greens’ farms use up to 95 percent less water and 97 percent less land compared to conventional farming and provide a consistent and proven way of growing food closer to where people live, year-round regardless of the season, altitude, and climate.”
The newest Colorado location is the company’s first of three new greenhouse facilities set to open in 2023. Building on the success of its flagship Denver Metro greenhouse located at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora, Gotham Greens’ new Colorado facility is nearly five times larger and will provide an even more year-round supply of fresh produce to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers throughout the region.
Produce grown at the new facility will be packaged with a resealable lidded film, which reduces plastic packaging by more than 40 percent. Gotham Greens products are currently available in more than 6,500 retail stores nationally, including more than 250 stores throughout Colorado.
“As a native Coloradan, this new greenhouse represents a significant milestone in our company’s national expansion and for the agricultural future of the state,” said Eric Haley, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer. “Natural resource conservation is essential to ensure that the Colorado I call home remains both beautiful and fertile for generations to come. Using proven indoor farming technology, we’re able to transform land that otherwise would be unusable for agricultural purposes into a high-tech, state-of-the-art greenhouse that produces approximately 30 times more leafy greens per acre of land than conventional open-field farming.”
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