Bright Farms Hiring Event Scheduled for March 9th

Bright Farms Hiring Event Scheduled for March 9th

BrightFarms, a start-up revolutionizing the U.S. produce supply chain by creating the first national brand of local produce, will be hosting a hiring event on March 9 from 3-7 pm. The event will take place at the Hickory Grove Banquet and Conference Center in Rochelle, IL. BrightFarms Chicagoland Greenhouse is scheduled to begin operations in May 2016.

Ideal candidates will enjoy working in an exciting, fast paced environment and be passionate about improving the health of the planet and our society. Positions being filled include Greenhouse Laborers, Truck Drivers, and a Production Supervisor. BrightFarms is looking forward to building a strong team.

A model for the future of local, low-impact farming, the BrightFarms Chicagoland Greenhouse will be the most productive farm in the Chicagoland market, the most sustainable source of year-round baby greens and tomatoes in all of Illinois, and among the most productive salad greens farms, per square foot, in the world. It will create permanent green collar jobs, significantly reduce food miles, and improve the environmental impact of the food supply chain.

A cutting-edge, scalable solution to Americans’ increasing demand for local and sustainable food, The BrightFarms Chicagoland greenhouse will be 160,000 square-feet and grow over 1,000,000 pounds of the freshest and most flavorful salad greens, herbs and tomatoes per year. The greenhouse will use 80 percent less water, 90 percent less land and 95 percent less shipping fuel than conventional produce companies and significantly less energy to grow its products than the items it replaces on supermarket shelves. All produce will be pesticide-free.

ABOUT BRIGHTFARMS: BrightFarms grows local produce, nationwide. BrightFarms finances, builds, and operates local greenhouse farms in partnership with supermarkets, cities, capital sources, and vendors, enabling it to quickly and efficiently eliminate time, distance, and costs from the food supply chain. BrightFarms’ growing methods, a model for the future of scalable, sustainable local farming, uses far less energy, land and water than conventional agriculture. Fast Company recognizes BrightFarms as “One of World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies” and one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food” in the world. For more information, please visit www.brightfarms.com.

Hiring Event participants are invited to complete the employment application to bring to the event:

 Bright Farms Employment Application