BrightFarms completes first harvest at Wilmington, Ohio facility

BrightFarms completes first harvest at Wilmington, Ohio facility

Crops grown at the site will include arugula, kale, spinach and basil.

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A mega greenhouse in Wilmington marked its first harvest this week in the $10 million hydroponic facility.

BrightFarms' 120,000-square-foot farm in Clinton County, about an hour northeast of Cincinnati, will have the capacity to grow 1 million pounds of produce each year and will supply supermarkets in Ohio.

"BrightFarms will be available at a major retailer this October and hopes to bring its fresh, local produce to a variety of retailers in the region," the company said in a release. The retailer was not disclosed.

An event with speakers and tours was held Aug. 3 to mark the first harvest of produce at the hydroponic greenhouse. Produce will include Sunny Crunch, an iceberg and leafy green hybrid, Happy Beet beet greens, arugula, romaine, kale, spinach and basil. The harvest was sent to the Ohio State Fair.