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#1 BRAND IN LOCAL SALADS IN AMERICA

Fast Company recognizes us as “One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” and one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food” in the world! Learn about this and much more by browsing our articles below.

Brian Jenny joins BrightFarms as Vice President of Sales

MAY 20, 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, is pleased to announce that Brian Jenny has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Jenny will oversee existing retail accounts and will lead business development as the company continues its rapid growth.

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Governor Wolf Announces BrightFarms, Inc. to Construct a Hydroponic Greenhouse in Snyder County, Creating More Than 50 Jobs

APRIL 23, 2019

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that BrightFarms, Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50 jobs at the selected Snyder County project site.

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BrightFarms Recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award

APRIL 19, 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas.

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BrightFarms’ Founder Joins United Fresh Produce Association Board

MARCH 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown packaged salads for supermarkets, is happy to announce that Paul Lightfoot, company founder and CEO, has joined the United Fresh Produce Association’s Board of Directors.

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BrightFarms Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy for National Expansion

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown packaged salads, has announced plans for national expansion with new sustainable greenhouse farms in New England (Central MA), New York (Hudson Valley) and North Carolina. The new greenhouses will each be 280,000 square feet and sit on 20 acres of land. Each greenhouse is expected to create around 55 full-time “green-collar” jobs for residents, offering competitive wages and benefits.

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BrightFarms’ CEO Paul Lightfoot Joins Romaine Task Force to Improve Food Safety

FEBRUARY 2019

BrightFarms’ CEO Paul Lightfoot has accepted an invitation to join the recently formed Romaine/Food Safety Taskforce (the “Task Force”) on which the United Fresh Produce Association and the Produce Marketing Association have been working diligently since late 2018.

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BrightFarms Hires Chief Financial Officer Amid National Expansion

FEBRUARY 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of local produce to supermarkets, has appointed Steve Campione as its Chief Financial Officer.

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No. 1 Brand in Local Salads Launches in Dierbergs Markets

DECEMBER 18, 2018

BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown packaged salads, will hit shelves at Dierbergs Markets in greater St. Louis this December. BrightFarms grows salad greens and herbs sustainably in hydroponic greenhouses to supply consumers with year-round local produce.

READ MORE

BrightFarms To Sell Locally Grown Packaged Salads In Ohio Valley Walmart Stores

OCTOBER 29, 2018

BrightFarms, the first national brand of local produce, is announcing their locally grown packaged salads at select Walmart stores in stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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BrightFarms Named #571 on Inc. 5000 List

AUGUST 22, 2018

BrightFarms, the #1 brand in local produce, was named to the annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking #571 among the country’s fastest growing private companies. With four greenhouse farms and distribution across major markets, the ranking solidifies the brand’s position as the leader in locally grown packaged salads for supermarkets.

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BrightFarms Raises $55 Million in Equity Financing to Fuel Growth

JUNE 28, 2018

Cox Enterprises Leads Round to Accelerate Growth in New Markets

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BrightFarms Named to Top 25 Most Innovative AgTech Startups by Forbes

JUNE 27, 2018

The problems facing America’s farmers in 2018 are as diverse as their crop varieties. The good news? There is a veritable army of technologists and entrepreneurs working hard to solve these issues.

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BrightFarms #235 on Inc. 500

SEPTEMBER 2017

BrightFarms is proud to announce its inclusion in the 36th annual Inc. 500, ranking # 235 among America’s fastest growing private companies, solidifying its position as the leader in sustainable local produce for supermarkets.

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Produce Grower Cover Story: Why Rural?

JULY 2017

Seeing an increase in consumer demand for fresh, local food, and municipalities that strive for economic development, greenhouses are opening locations in rural areas, hiring and providing for residents who have recently had trouble finding jobs.

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Brian Jenny joins BrightFarms as Vice President of Sales

MAY 20, 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, is pleased to announce that Brian Jenny has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Jenny will oversee existing retail accounts and will lead business development as the company continues its rapid growth.

READ MORE

Governor Wolf Announces BrightFarms, Inc. to Construct a Hydroponic Greenhouse in Snyder County, Creating More Than 50 Jobs

APRIL 23, 2019

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that BrightFarms, Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50 jobs at the selected Snyder County project site.

READ MORE

BrightFarms Recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award

APRIL 19, 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas.

READ MORE

BrightFarms’ Founder Joins United Fresh Produce Association Board

MARCH 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of locally grown packaged salads for supermarkets, is happy to announce that Paul Lightfoot, company founder and CEO, has joined the United Fresh Produce Association’s Board of Directors.

READ MORE

BrightFarms Announces Aggressive Growth Strategy for National Expansion

FEBRUARY 25, 2019

BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown packaged salads, has announced plans for national expansion with new sustainable greenhouse farms in New England (Central MA), New York (Hudson Valley) and North Carolina. The new greenhouses will each be 280,000 square feet and sit on 20 acres of land. Each greenhouse is expected to create around 55 full-time “green-collar” jobs for residents, offering competitive wages and benefits.

READ MORE

BrightFarms’ CEO Paul Lightfoot Joins Romaine Task Force to Improve Food Safety

FEBRUARY 2019

BrightFarms’ CEO Paul Lightfoot has accepted an invitation to join the recently formed Romaine/Food Safety Taskforce (the “Task Force”) on which the United Fresh Produce Association and the Produce Marketing Association have been working diligently since late 2018.

READ MORE

BrightFarms Hires Chief Financial Officer Amid National Expansion

FEBRUARY 2019

BrightFarms, the leading supplier of local produce to supermarkets, has appointed Steve Campione as its Chief Financial Officer.

READ MORE

No. 1 Brand in Local Salads Launches in Dierbergs Markets

DECEMBER 18, 2018

BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown packaged salads, will hit shelves at Dierbergs Markets in greater St. Louis this December. BrightFarms grows salad greens and herbs sustainably in hydroponic greenhouses to supply consumers with year-round local produce.

READ MORE

BrightFarms To Sell Locally Grown Packaged Salads In Ohio Valley Walmart Stores

OCTOBER 29, 2018

BrightFarms, the first national brand of local produce, is announcing their locally grown packaged salads at select Walmart stores in stores in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

READ MORE

BrightFarms Named #571 on Inc. 5000 List

AUGUST 22, 2018

BrightFarms, the #1 brand in local produce, was named to the annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking #571 among the country’s fastest growing private companies. With four greenhouse farms and distribution across major markets, the ranking solidifies the brand’s position as the leader in locally grown packaged salads for supermarkets.

READ MORE

BrightFarms Raises $55 Million in Equity Financing to Fuel Growth

JUNE 28, 2018

Cox Enterprises Leads Round to Accelerate Growth in New Markets

READ MORE

Bright Farms Welcomes Erik Lallum as VP, Design, Construction & Facilities

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Lallum will be responsible for leading all greenhouse development, including real estate, design, engineering and construction. BrightFarms plans to open 15 new greenhouses across the U.S. in the next three years.

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No. 1 Brand in Local Salads Comes to Ohio

OCTOBER 2017

BrightFarms, Inc. is breaking ground in the City of Wilmington this month with the construction of its first greenhouse farm in Ohio. The 120,000 square-foot farm will provide locally grown salad greens and herbs to supermarkets in the Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus metro areas.

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BrightFarms #235 on Inc. 500

AUGUST 2017

BrightFarms is proud to announce its inclusion in the 36th annual Inc. 500, ranking # 235 among America’s fastest growing private companies, solidifying its position as the leader in sustainable local produce for supermarkets.

READ MORE