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The grocery chain teams up with Gotham Greens to build greenhouse on the rooftop of its Brooklyn store.

Grocery chain Whole Foods and New York City based agribusiness Gotham Greens are breaking ground with their 20,000 square foot greenhouse project. The two companies have teamed up to build the first ever commercial-scale greenhouse on the rooftop of the Whole Foods Brooklyn store. Whole Foods has already been buying produce from Gotham Greens since 2011 so this rooftop garden is not exactly a new partnership.

Since its inception in 2011, Gotham Greens has been growing produce in sophisticated rooftop greenhouses in Brooklyn, New York and supplying premium quality produce to retail businesses and restaurants. Because the company has the experience and expertise, it will be responsible for designing, building, and operating the greenhouse, and Whole Foods will simply be purchasing the produce from them for their stores. Gotham Greens is also free to supply other clients in case of excess.

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