December 10, 2019
Fresh produce and food company Gotham Greens has opened a 100,000-square-foot, modern greenhouse along the Woonasquatucket River in Providence, RI.
The greenhouse is located at the site of a former General Electric lighting factory. The fully indoor, urban farm marks the Brooklyn, NY-based company’s expansion into the New England market. Gotham Greens’ leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings and pesto dips are available at a variety of national and local grocery retailers across New England, including Whole Foods Market, Dave’s Marketplace and Shaw’s. The greenhouse will produce more than six million heads of lettuce annually.
Gotham Greens will create approximately 60 full-time green jobs in Providence, and 300 nationwide. The company donated a portion of its land to the city and is collaborating with the Providence Redevelopment Agency to create a publicly accessible bike path along the Woonasquatucket River. The path will connect the riverbank communities to downtown Providence.
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