Washington D.C. Getting a Giant Greenhouse
“The new greenhouse, in D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood, will grow about 1 million pounds of produce every year for delivery to 30 local Giant grocery stores, along with neighborhood food banks,” According to Adele Peters.
The company has already completed roof-top farms on both apartment buildings and supermarkets, but the new farm’s position on a vacant lot works for both BrightFarms and the surrounding community. According to Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms, “if you’re BrightFarms, you want to be in low-income neighborhoods so you can help provide some produce and jobs. Every city has land for people like us.”