Service finances, builds and operates rooftop farms for grocers

Service finances, builds and operates rooftop farms for grocers

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It’s not difficult to understand the appeal of urban gardening for locavores around the world, but the benefits for retailers are at least as compelling. We’ve already seen several such efforts by stores including Fortnum’s and Thornton’s Budgens, so it’s no great surprise to see the launch of a service enabling other shops to do much the same thing. Enter BrightFarms, a New York company that designs, finances, builds and operates hydroponic supermarket greenhouse farms.