BrightFarms, GIANT Food Stores break ground on greenhouse
The greenhouse will deliver fresh, local produce to Pennsylvania supermarkets within 24 hours of harvest.
BrightFarms, New York, partnered with GIANT Food Stores, Carlisle, Pa., to develop a new 250,000-square-foot foot greenhouse in Snyder County, Pa.
“BrightFarms has long been one of our valued supplier partners, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of their new greenhouse in Snyder County. Each week, thousands of GIANT customers purchase BrightFarms’ fresh greens, and this new facility will help them continue to do so, ensuring we deliver on our promise to deliver the very best local produce available. We are proud to do business with BrightFarms, and look forward to doing so for years to come,” says Chris Keetch, director of floral and produce for GIANT Food Stores.
“We have developed a year-round local salad program with GIANT, and their efforts to source from local farms is remarkable. They are truly taking a consumer-centric approach to meeting the needs of their produce shoppers,” says Abby Prior, vice president of marketing at BrightFarms.
The greenhouse, which is scheduled to open in early 2020, will deliver fresh, local produce to Pennsylvania supermarkets within 24 hours of harvest.