Gotham Greens Opens New California-Based Warehouse; Viraj Puri and Jenn Frymark Comment
NEW YORK, NY - As it works to build its prowess in new markets, Gotham Greens has pulled back the curtain on its latest expansion, opening the first phase of its 10-acre, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse near the University of California-Davis campus, the company’s first greenhouse on the West Coast.
“California is the center of North America’s leafy greens production, where water shortages, wildfires, and other results of climate change are straining critical agricultural resources. By putting down roots in California, we aspire to be a part of the agricultural industry’s solution to the increasingly visible impacts of climate change,” said Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gotham Greens. “Our newest greenhouse facility in Northern California is strategically located to service retailers and foodservice providers throughout the region more quickly while conserving precious resources, including land and water. We are excited to continue to expand our footprint, work in partnership with UC Davis, and innovate with the agricultural industry in California for a better food system.”
The new, state-of-the-art facility joins the company’s existing network of hydroponic greenhouses across the United States. The pivotal expansion allows for accelerated growth for Gotham Greens on both a regional and national scale and bolsters the provider’s strategic alliance with University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (UCD CAES).
Located in Solano County, California, the greenhouse will foster collaboration on research and innovation focused on advancing the science, workforce, technology, and profitability of the indoor farming industry, according to a press release.
Gotham Greens’ California greenhouse facility opening also coincides with the company’s achievement of Certified B Corp™ status, a major milestone in the supplier’s mission of creating a more sustainable food system.
“Our B Corp certification comes at a pivotal time for Gotham Greens as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, the opening of our California greenhouse, and our plans for future growth,” said Jenn Frymark, Chief Greenhouse Officer. “The certification will add in additional layers of accountability and transparency for our employees, customers, retail and foodservice partners, and investors as we continue to innovate our food system to build a better future for generations to come.”
As the company eyes further growth, this key expansion provides it with an opportunity to advance its rigorous sustainability commitments based on its 2020 baselines.
The new goals are outlined in full in the company's release, which can be viewed here.
With an ambitious expansion plan already underway, AndNowUKnow will keep an eye out for further growth from the greenhouse provider and more.