Gotham Greens, per a press release, has announced that a greenhouse will be built by the company in California near the University of California-Davis.
The 10-acre facility will be located in Solano County, California is expected to open this year.
“We are proud to bring Gotham Greens to the West Coast and partner with one of the highest- ranked agricultural research centers in the world to advance the entire agriculture system,” said Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, per the release. “California is responsible for growing one-third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of the nation’s fruits, yet in recent years, issues surrounding drought, food safety and worker welfare have demonstrated the need for continued innovation. Gotham Greens offers consumers clean, safe and sustainably-grown leafy greens, herbs and versatile, time-saving plant-based dressings, dips and cooking sauces.”
The location near UC Davis also comes with a new partnership between the university and Gotham Greens. Per the release, they have entered into a partnership to “advance research and innovation in the areas of indoor agriculture, advanced greenhouse technology and urban agriculture” with a focus on “science, workforce, technology and profitability of indoor agriculture globally.”
“We are building a Controlled Environment Agriculture Consortium to support and advance the indoor farming industry, grow more fresh produce on less land and create new jobs for Californians,” said Gabriel Youtsey, UC ANR Chief Innovation Officer. “Gotham Greens is an anchoring partner of this research and industry collaboration that we hope will spur innovation, create a new indoor farming workforce and support industry growth.”