Gallery: Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Fa...

If all goes according to BrightFarms‘ ambitious new plan, Brooklyn, New York will soon be the home to the world’s largest rooftop farm. The hydroponic greenhouse company announced last week that Sunset Park was chosen as the location for the future 100,000 square ft., multi-acre farm rooftop farm, which would be able to grow enough food to meet the fresh produce needs of 5,000 New Yorkers. Up until now, trying to find produce grown in Brooklyn yielded slim pickins’ (though we know a few great spots). The new facility will create 25 new full-time jobs and could change the business models of many local merchants by providing them with a producer that’s just a few miles, or even a few blocks, away.

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  1. cm1701 April 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    This is a great concept. I just watched the short but informative TED talk given by the found er/CEO of Bright Farms, Paul Lightfoot- and came away impressed. The idea of growing fresher, healthier foods close to where it is sold- at a reasonable price- should be a game changer. Whole foods for the rest of us. I am a bit confused by the three pics above. two seem to be of the Warehouse rooftop greenhouse. The middle pic is a retail location... but where? Same place? 'Round the corner?
  2. rngaston April 4, 2012 at 11:15 am
    This is one green idea that actually makes buildings look more attractive.