Courtesy of Gotham Greens

Gotham Greens Opens New 140,000-Square-Foot Greenhouse In Colorado

Aug. 15, 2023
The hydroponic greenhouse will allow the company to grow, process and distribute more fresh produce to the region while conserving vital natural resources.

Gotham Greens has opened its second hydroponic greenhouse in Colorado and 11th nationwide — a 140,000-square-foot facility in Windsor, Colo., that is the first of three new greenhouses the New York-based company is set to open this calendar year.

Gotham Greens — which now owns and operates more than 40 acres (1.8 million square feet) of hydroponic greenhouses across 13 locations in nine states, with additional expansion planned for 2024 — first expanded into the Denver, Colo., metropolitan area in 2020, with the opening of its Aurora facility. The Windsor greenhouse is nearly five times larger than the Aurora facility and will provide more year-round supply of fresh produce to retail, restaurant and foodservice customers throughout the region, the company says.

Of particular focus is the company’s ability to conserve the state’s water supply while providing the fresh produce demanded by consumers in the region. The company release states that as much as 80% of the Colorado River’s water is used for agriculture, endangering the watershed’s reservoir capacity. Gotham Greens is committed to providing fresh food using solutions that conserve vital natural resources, and claims that its hydroponic growing systems allow farms to use up to 95% less water and 97% less land compared to conventional farming.

Meanwhile, the company announced that produce grown at the Windsor facility will be packaged with a resealable lidded film that reduces plastic packaging by more than 40%.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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