Roundy39s CEO Bob Mariano and BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot broke ground on the greenhouse on Thursday Photo courtesy of BrightFarms

Roundy's CEO Bob Mariano and BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot broke ground on the greenhouse on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of BrightFarms)

Greenhouse to supply Roundy's with 1M pounds of produce

BrightFarms broke ground Thursday on a 160,000-square-foot greenhouse that will exclusively supply Roundy’s stores with 1 million pounds of produce a year.

Located in the Chicago suburb of Rochelle, Ill., the greenhouse will grow salad greens, herbs and tomatoes. According to BrightFarms, the greenhouse will use 80% less water, 90% less land and 95% less shipping fuel than conventional produce.

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