Redefining local food, BrightFarms will provide ultra-local produce to the Twin Cities via hydroponic greenhouses.
BrightFarms broke ground Monday morning on a massive greenhouse to be built in St. Paul with partners J&J Distributing. The greenhouse will supply thousands of pounds per year in fresh produce for local grocery stores in the Twin Cities.
Providing more than just locally grown produce, the new greenhouse will create green-collar jobs for St. Paul residents. On site, farmers will grow hydroponic lettuces, tomatoes and herbs. The produce will be carried by Cub Foods, which has signed on to sell BrightFarm's produce at nearly 60 locations in the Twin Cities metro area.
Source: CBS Minnesota