BrightFarms to hosting virtual grand opening of NC indoor farm

26-04-2021    10:39   |    The Packer

Online attendees can get a first-hand look at a commercial-scale, indoor salad farm in Hendersonville, N.C., to celebrate a grand opening.

Irvington, N.Y.-based BrightFarms will host the event on the video chat platform, Zoom, May 7, according to a news release.

The event is open to the public.

The new greenhouse adds to BrightFarms’ network of local, sustainable hydroponic greenhouse farms serving local markets including Charlotte, N.C.; Winston-Salem, N.C; Greenville, S.C.; Spartanburg, S.C.; and Atlanta, Ga.

Existing farms already in operation are in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.

Attending officials include: Thom Tillis, North Carolina senator; Sam Kass, former White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition; and Steve Platt, BrightFarms CEO.

The event will conclude with a virtual tour hosted by founder Paul Lightfoot and a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the farm’s first harvest.

The facility will grow more than 2 million pounds of salad annually for supermarkets in the Carolinas and throughout the Southeast.

The event is from 11 to noon Eastern Daylight Time, May 7.

Those interested in attending can register on Zoom right here.


Source: The Packer

Photo courtesy BrightFarms

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