Greenhouse Farms Atop Grocery Store

New York, NY: 95 percent of US food travels 1,000 miles to reach our dinner plates. The percentage of money we spend on food has been on the decline for the past 57 years as we continue to settle for lower quality food and food that is more mass produced than ever before.

BrightFarm Systems and Better Food Solutions intend to change this in an exciting way – rooftop farming directly atop grocery stores.
The New York hydroponics firm, Better Food Solutions, plans to install a network of hydroponic greenhouses on the roofs of a number of grocery stores throughout the U.S. this year.

Better Food Solutions is also behind BrightFarm Systems, a commercial design consultancy that provides technical support for rooftop farming, as well as “The Greenhouse Project,” a program dedicated to improving environmental science in urban schools. 95 percent of US food travels 1,000 miles to reach our dinner plates.

The percentage of money we spend on food has been on the decline for the past 57 years as we continue to settle for lower quality food and food that is more mass produced than ever before. BrightFarm Systems and Better Food Solutions intend to change this in an exciting way – rooftop farming directly atop grocery stores.

The New York hydroponics firm, Better Food Solutions, plans to install a network of hydroponic greenhouses on the roofs of a number of grocery stores throughout the U.S. this year. Better Food Solutions is also behind BrightFarm Systems, a commercial design consultancy that provides technical support for rooftop farming, as well as “The Greenhouse Project,” a program dedicated to improving environmental science in urban schools.

Sources: Better Food Solutions and Inhabitat

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