History

Gotham Greens was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2009. The founders had a vision for a local, urban farm operation that could offer New Yorkers the freshest and highest quality culinary ingredients, year-round, at competitive prices.

Inspired by innovation and technology; driven by a sense of duty to address ecological issues facing our agricultural system; and motivated by a farmer’s penchant for challenge, Gotham Greens built its flagship greenhouse - the first commercial scale rooftop greenhouse in the United States - in 2011. The state of the art greenhouse facility, located in the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn, represented a shift in the concept of urban farming: from seasonal community gardening resource to a year-round, viable, commercial scale farming enterprise.

In early 2014, Gotham Greens opened its second greenhouse, located on the rooftop of Whole Foods Market’s flagship Brooklyn store, which was the first ever commercial scale greenhouse integrated into a supermarket. Since then, the company has built additional greenhouse facilities in New York City and Chicago totaling 170,000 square feet with several new projects under development.

Inspired by the growing local and artisanal food movement and humbled by the high demand of Gotham Greens produce, the company has set out to expand its operations to cities around the country to create a brand of truly ‘local’, premium quality produce.

Milestones and Distinctions

World’s Largest Rooftop Farm

Chicago, IL 2015

50 Coolest Businesses in America

Business Insider, 2015

Annual Supplier Award - Product Innovation

Whole Foods Market Annual Supplier Awards, 2014

40 under 40

Greenhouse Product News, 2014

Environmental Excellence Award

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 2013

First Commercial Scale Greenhouse farm integrated into a Supermarket

Brooklyn, NY, 2014

Made in Brooklyn Award

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, 2013

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center Mission Award

University of Arizona, 2012

First Commercial Scale Urban Greenhouse facility in the US

Brooklyn, NY, 2011

Grand Prize

New York Green Business Competition, 2009

Martha Stewart American Made

Award Winner, 2015

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