According to AndNowUKnow: California is the center of North America’s leafy greens production, where water shortages, wildfires, and other results of climate change are straining critical agricultural resources. By putting down roots in California, we aspire to be a part of the agricultural industry’s solution to the increasingly visible impacts of climate change,” said Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gotham Greens. “Our newest greenhouse facility in Northern California is strategically located to service retailers and foodservice providers throughout the region more quickly while conserving precious resources, including land and water. We are excited to continue to expand our footprint, work in partnership with UC Davis, and innovate with the agricultural industry in California for a better food system.”
The new, state-of-the-art facility joins the company’s existing network of hydroponic greenhouses across the United States. The pivotal expansion allows for accelerated growth for Gotham Greens on both a regional and national scale and bolsters the provider’s strategic alliance with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) and UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (UCD CAES).