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Peapod-Gotham Greens partnership extends to Midwest

Peapod, a leading online grocer, announced that Gotham Greens hyper-local greenhouse salads and herbs are now available to Chicagoland, Milwaukee and Indianapolis shoppers from Peapod. The launch in Midwest markets is an expansion of the companies’ existing partnership; Peapod currently carries Gotham Greens produce in New York City and New Jersey.gotham

Inspired by innovation and the local food movement, Gotham Greens was founded in Brooklyn, NY, in 2009 and has grown to operate over 170,000 square feet of technologically advanced rooftop greenhouses in New York City and Chicago. In 2015, Chicago’s South Side welcomed the urban farm’s newest greenhouse, which is 75,000 square feet. The new greenhouse is one of the world’s largest and highest-efficiency rooftop farms. It is completely powered by renewable energy and boasts the latest innovations in climate control and advanced sustainability methods.

Peapod customers in Chicagoland, Indianapolis and Milwaukee can enjoy eight of Gotham Greens hyper-local greens: Butterhead lettuce, Green Oak Leaf, Red Oak Leaf, Gourmet Lettuce Medley, Chicago Crisp, Windy City Crunch, Pullman Green Leaf and basil, with more to come soon.

“We know our customers love choice, and that includes the option to buy fresh, pesticide-free produce that is sustainably grown and locally sourced, which is why Gotham Greens’ line of hyper-local selections are a perfect fit for Peapod,” Tony Stallone, Peapod’s vice president of fresh markets, said in a press release. “Now, Peapod customers in Chicagoland, Indy and Milwaukee can shop even more options for high-quality, healthy and local greens delivered to their doorstep — anytime, anywhere.”

“We’re excited to bring our unique, award-winning brand of hyper-local produce to the Midwest region and thrilled to be working with Peapod to ensure online customers can conveniently and reliably access the freshest greens and herbs, grown locally and sustainably 365 days a year,” Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens’ chief executive officer, said in the release.