New Urban Greenhouse Farm will grow a Million Pounds of Local Produce

Crooked-Creek-FM-13-300x200WHO:  Mayor Greg Ballard, Lieutenant Governor Susan Ellspermann, Congressman André Carson, Gina Sheets, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture,Phil Votaw, Executive Director of the Westside Community Development Corporation
Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms

WHAT:  Announce plans for a state-of the art hydroponic greenhouse farm.

WHEN:   Monday, July 15, 2013   3:00-4:30pm

WHERE:  The Platform, East Wing of City Market – 202 East Market Street

BACKGROUND: Led by the WCDC, the area near the site of this greenhouse farm has become a redevelopment hub, connecting commercial revitalization to residents of the community. BrightFarms 100,000 square foot farm will create up to 25 green collar jobs and grow millions of pounds of produce that conserves natural resources and is thousands of miles fresher for the greaterIndianapolis community. The farm will be built at 2219 W. Michigan Street. The nearly 5-acre parcel of land on which the farm will be built has been vacant since 1996. BrightFarms joins five new businesses, locating in this section of theMichigan Street corridor.  Following the announcement a reception will be held at the Tomlinson Tap Room inside the City Market.