Construction begins on what will be largest greenhouse for leafy greens in NC

Construction begins on what will be largest greenhouse for leafy greens in NC
(WLOS)

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — BrightFarms broke ground on a new 280,000 square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Henderson County and after completion, the facility will be the largest greenhouse for leafy greens in the state, WLOS reported.

The Henderson County greenhouse will ship more than 2 million pounds of fresh leafy greens to North Carolina supermarkets each year.

The new greenhouse will add to BrightFarms’ network of local, sustainable greenhouse farms; serving local markets including Charlotte; Winston-Salem; Greenville, SC; Spartanburg, SC; and Atlanta.

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“With construction started, we’re less than a year away from supplying North Carolina’s supermarkets with the freshest and most responsibly grown local produce.” said Steve Platt, BrightFarms CEO. “We’re thrilled to be planting our roots in Hendersonville, a community that has embraced our project from the very beginning. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from Governor Cooper, Mark Williams of AgHC, the Henderson County government, and the team at Conserving Carolina.”

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