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BrightFarms has something better for your taste buds and overall health

Rochelle business growing better salad greens hydroponically

Olge County News
By Andy Colbert

Tired of the old-school salad of bland iceberg lettuce and hard tomato wedges?

BrightFarms has something better for your taste buds and overall health.

Since last year, its four-acre greenhouse south of Rochelle has been providing top quality fresh greens and herbs, along with tomatoes.

It is different the Mighty Vine operation, also near Rochelle, that grows tomatoes only in its greenhouse.

Bright Farms grows 75 percent greens and 25 percent tomatoes in its hydroponic greenhouse.

“We choose Rochelle because they are very receptive to innovative farming,” said Abby Prior, Vice President of Marketing for Bright Farms. “They were friendly and open to our type of agriculture.”

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