Whole Foods Market
is taking the local food trend to a new level with plans for a 20,000 sq. ft. rooftop farm right atop their new Gowanus store. In a recently announced collaboration with Gotham Greens
- a Greenpoint-based rooftop farm that only sells produce within 15 miles of its location - the two will operate the nation’s first commercial-scale greenhouse farm above the store, which is slated to open as early as late fall of 2013. When complete, the new farm will eliminate the need for high-emissions food transportation and reduce energy consumption to the few steps it takes workers to walk produce from upstairs to downstairs.
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