FAQ

What products do you offer?

Gotham Greens offers a wide variety of greenhouse-grown salads and herbs, along with a line of fresh salad kits, dressings, dips and cooking sauces. Please visit Our Greens page to learn more.

How do you grow your greens?

We grow our leafy greens year-round in climate-controlled greenhouses using hydroponic growing techniques. Simply put, hydroponics is a method for growing plants without soil. Gotham Greens’ greenhouses use a method known as nutrient film technique by which crops grow in trays and plants receive a constant stream of irrigation water enriched with a mineral nutrient solution, which the plants soak up through their root systems.

We conduct our entire operation under one roof, planting new crops, harvesting and packing daily. Growing in a greenhouse gives our expert farmers complete control of the growing environment, allowing us to create ideal conditions for our plants to thrive. Through our automated systems, we can ensure that temperature, humidity and light levels, as well as air composition, are in exactly the right balance.

Can I visit a Gotham Greens farm?

While we’re not able to accommodate all tour requests, we encourage you to check out our Virtual Farm Tour.

Are your products certified organic?

No. We grow our leafy greens and herbs using hydroponic methods and don’t use soil, so being certified organic (which focuses on soil health) is tricky. While we are not certified organic, we believe our produce is better than conventional and organic certified field-grown and produce.

Organic certification defines how food is produced in soil but does not necessarily address quality, safety, resource consumption or nutritional value – all issues that Gotham Greens addresses through our expert growers, high-quality products, comprehensive food safety program, freshness and year-round local production.

Are your products pesticide and herbicide free?

Yes! All our greens are grown in controlled environment greenhouses and adhere to a strict Integrated Pest Management Program that includes the use of beneficial insects such as ladybugs. Our hydroponic greenhouses do not have any weeds, which eliminates the need for herbicides. For more information about our Integrated Pest Management program, you can watch this video.

What’s the best way to store your products?

With the exception of basil, our products should always be refrigerated. Our pesto sauces can also be stored in the freezer for up to six months to extend the shelf life.

We recommend storing our basil on a counter away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat.

Do I need to wash my greens?

Due to our indoor hydroponic growing methods, our greens are pesticide free and never come in contact with soil, dirt, manure or any chemical washing agents. Quality and shelf life are greatly improved when our greens remain unwashed. In fact, many of our fans, including chefs, eat and serve our greens right out of the package, while others give them a quick rinse. There is no need to wash them, but the choice is yours. Either way, we hope you enjoy our greens!

Are your products non-GMO?

Our leafy greens, herbs, Vegan Pesto, and plant-based dips are non-GMO.

Are your products dairy free?

We offer many dairy-free products, including Vegan Pesto, Chimichurri, Vegan Goddess Dressing, Vegan Ranch Dressing, Vegan Caesar Dressing, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette, Spinach Artichoke Dip, Green Goddess Dip, Tzatziki Dip and Green Harissa Dip. Please visit Our Greens page to learn more.

Are your products gluten-free?

Yes, our fresh food products are gluten-free.

Do your fresh foods products contain any allergens?

Gotham Greens product labels identify all major food allergens that are used as ingredients in each product. Several of our fresh food products include ingredients such as tree nuts, milk, eggs and/or sesame, all of which are noted on packaging in accordance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA). None of our fresh foods are processed in facilities that handle shellfish. In addition to any allergens listed on packaging, please note:

Our cooking sauces are made in facilities that process milk, egg, soy, tree nuts, fish and sesame.

Our dips are made in a facility that processes milk, egg, soy, tree nuts and sesame.

Our dressings are made in a facility that processes milk, egg, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish and sesame.

Our salad kit toppings are produced in a facility that also processes tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish and sesame.

Why do you use plastic packaging?

Our current recyclable packaging preserves the integrity of our greens while following the highest standards of food safety that our retail customers require. While we are always working toward the goal of reducing plastic packaging, we’re proud that our latest version of leafy greens containers features a resealable lidded film, which reduces plastic by 40%.

Where can I buy your products?

Please visit our Store Locator page to find Gotham Greens products at a retailer near you.

Are you hiring?

Yes! Please visit our Careers page.

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