New York rooftop farming is gearing up with full force. According to our friends at Grub Street, Brightfarms - a company which designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms on supermarkets - is planning a 100,000-square-foot garden in the sky in Sunset Park. Their goal: to eliminate time, distance, and cost from the food supply chain for the freshest fruits and vegetables possible. This means New Yorkers will soon have access to 1 million pounds of local produce right in their supermarkets. They'll not only be eating better, they'll also be reducing their carbon footprint, as transportation only takes minutes and less water and chemicals are required. Soon, if you live in New York, the salad on your plate may likely be sourced from your local supermarket's rooftop garden.
Do you have a rooftop garden? Have you ever visited one?