Cultivating Cities, and Growing Veggies Too.
Our greens live in the same time zone as you. We have a network of greenhouses across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, Mountain West and beyond, allowing us to reduce the time it takes to get from our farm to your fridge.
New York City
New York City · Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Built in 2011, our first greenhouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., was the first-ever commercial facility of its kind. At more than 15,000 square feet, it remains among the most iconic urban agriculture projects worldwide.
Sustainable from the top down, our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to sharply reduce our energy use and recycle our daily water supply. This method also allows us to steer clear of harmful chemical pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. We use natural and beneficial insects (think ladybugs!) to keep our produce free from disease.
New York City
New York City · Gowanus, Brooklyn
Gotham Greens’ second greenhouse facility was built in 2013 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus, on the roof of Whole Foods Market’s first ever Brooklyn store. The rooftop greenhouse, designed, built, owned and operated by Gotham Greens, measures over 20,000 square feet. This groundbreaking project represents the first commercial scale greenhouse farm integrated into a supermarket.
Gotham Greens and Whole Foods Market are thrilled with the project’s capacity to exhibit and educate the public regarding the latest technologies in local food production, sustainable energy, water conservation and re-use. It is perhaps the most ecologically-advanced supermarket development in the country. In 1636, Gowanus Bay was the site of the first settlement by Dutch farmers in what is now Brooklyn and Gotham Greens is proud to bring it full circle and be part of the neighborhoods economic and manufacturing revitalization.
New York City
New York City · Jamaica, Queens
Gotham Greens’ largest New York City greenhouse facility is located on the roof of the historic Ideal Toy Company factory, best known for creating and marketing the Teddy Bear and the Rubik’s Cube. Located in Jamaica, Queens and spanning 60,000 square feet, this climate-controlled, automated greenhouse that towers over the Long Island Railroad was completed in 2015. The greenhouse grows millions of heads of fresh leafy greens each year for the New York Tri-State area.
Chicago · Pullman 1
A rich food culture and a thriving urban agriculture scene, Chicago was the logical location for Gotham Greens’ first expansion out of New York City.
Opened in 2015 and measuring over 75,000 square feet, the greenhouse represents the world’s largest and most productive rooftop farm. Located in Pullman on Chicago’s south side, the facility annually grows millions of heads of leafy greens and herbs, year-round, for retailers and restaurants across greater Chicagoland and the Midwest.
Spanning nearly two acres, our climate controlled greenhouse facility is located on the rooftop of Method Products manufacturing plant. The unique partnership between Gotham Greens and Method Products, leaders in their respective industries — urban farming and eco-friendly cleaning products — is a groundbreaking vision for the 21st century manufacturing facility. Method’s factory, designed by William McDonough + Partners, is the world’s first LEED-Platinum certified manufacturing plant in its industry.
Gotham Greens is proud to be contributing to the economic revitalization of the historic Pullman Park district. Located on the far south side of the city, Pullman was one of America’s first model industrial towns built by the Pullman Palace Car Company. The area is a Chicago Landmark district and is designated a National Historic Monument.
Chicago · Pullman 2
Our second greenhouse in Chicago, set to open in Fall 2019, is a 100,000 square foot facility built on the former home of Ryerson Steel. Our newest Pullman greenhouse allows us to broaden its distribution throughout Chicagoland, Illinois and greater Midwest region.
Rhode Island · Providence
Gotham Greens’ Providence, RI greenhouse opening in Fall, 2019 will service the New England region, from Connecticut to Maine, with fresh greens all year round. Built on the vacant site of General Electric’s Providence Base Works, a one-time light bulb manufacturing plant, our Providence location represents a transformation to 21st century clean manufacturing. The 100,000 square foot greenhouse is set to grow millions of heads of leafy greens each year. In addition to partnering with local companies and community programs, we’re excited to provide the community with a publicly accessible bike path along the Woonasquatucket River, connecting waterfront neighbors to downtown Providence.
Maryland · Baltimore
Our Baltimore greenhouse, set to open in Winter 2019, is the fourth city in our growing network of high-tech urban greenhouses. Built on the former site of Bethlehem Steel, which was the largest steel manufacturing plant in the world, our 100,000 square foot greenhouse is helping to bring jobs and economic development back to this area of Baltimore. This expansion enables Gotham Greens to bring its fresh, local produce to the Mid-Atlantic and South regions.
Colorado · Denver Metro
Gotham Greens opened its new greenhouse in the Mountain region in 2020. The 30,000 square foot greenhouse, adjacent to Stanley Marketplace, a food hall and urban market in Aurora, Colo., is located next to an abandoned runway at the former Denver Stapleton Airport site that had been sitting vacant for decades.
Tour a Greenhouse
We offer weekly free tours from our observation decks. Learn more about sustainable urban agriculture and taste the Gotham Greens difference for yourself.
Gotham Greens grows and sells a wide variety of leafy greens and herbs, salad dressings and pesto. Please visit Our Greens page to learn more.
We grow our produce year-round in high-tech, hydroponic greenhouses. 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, hand harvesting and hand packing daily. Growing in a greenhouse gives our expert farmers complete control of the growing environment, allowing Gotham Greens 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 exactly the right balance.
Gotham Greens operates ecologically sustainable greenhouses across five U.S. states in New York City, Chicago, Providence and Baltimore. The company plans to open a new greenhouse in the Denver area in early 2020. Please visit Our Farms page to learn more.