The Future of Greenhouses and Food Stores

The idea of farm to table has exploded onto the scene with more and more people expecting healthy, organic and local foods to eat. This also has trickled into food stores where consumers want less processed food and more organic and local. Food stores are now installing their own greenhouse and rooftop gardens to meet the demands of what this new generation is looking for. Consumers want to know where their food is coming from and that it is fresh. We have highlighted to Food Store projects that included Greenhouses below.


Whole Foods Market Brooklyn, NY


  • 20,000-SF rooftop greenhouse uses hydroponic technology to harvest fresh produce for the store
  • This Whole Foods Market is considered to be 60% more efficient than any other grocery store in the country
  • The building is the first CFC refrigerant free supermarket in New York City
  • The project is LEED Certified Platinum and received two Green Globe Certifications as well as a National Grid Award for Energy and Efficiency


Whole Foods Market Lynnfield, MA

  • First Whole Foods location in Massachusetts to feature a 17,000-SF rooftop greenhouse providing fresh produce for the store


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