Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and other community leaders will join Viraj Puri, co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, Brooklyn, N.Y., in announcing the company’s first urban greenhouse farm in New England.
The greenhouse farm will be at the historic General Electric Base Works facility in Providence, R.I., according to a news release.
The 110,000-square-foot high-tech farm is scheduled to open in early fall. The facility will grow year-round to supply restaurants and foodservice customers in region with 10 million heads annually of lettuce and leafy greens.
Gotham Greens, founded in 2009, owns and operates more than 170,000 square feet of greenhouses in four facilities in New York and Chicago and has 500,000 square feet of greenhouse under development in five states.
The announcement is 10:45 a.m. Eastern March 28, at the construction site. To attend, RSVP to [email protected]