MONTVALE, N.J. — BrightFarms and A&P here are expected this week to announce an exclusive partnership allowing A&P to be the exclusive recipient of produce grown at BrightFarms' new rooftop garden in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn facility will be a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse, on 100,000 square feet of rooftop space. BrightFarms said it will be the world’s largest rooftop garden and establish “a new national model for urban agriculture.”
The deal will allow customers to purchase local lettuce, tomato and herb varieties at their neighborhood A&P, The Food Emporium, Pathmark or Waldbaum’s in the New York metropolitan area.
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“Partnering with BrightFarms is a phenomenal opportunity to provide our customers with the freshest, local, and most sustainable produce in the supermarket aisle,” Sam Martin, president and chief executive officer of A&P, said in a statement. “We are committed to being the number one food and drug store in the neighborhoods we serve, and this partnership gets us one step closer to achieving that goal.”