Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Whole Foods to Open in Lynnfield (and It Will Have a Large Rooftop Farm)

An upcoming location of a natural foods supermarket will be taking the term "locally-grown" to a whole new level.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the upcoming Whole Foods in Lynnfield will have a rooftop farm that will produce at least 10,000 pounds of produce annually. The article says that the 17,000-square-foot garden will be used to grow such items as basil, chard, carrots, kale, tomatoes, and more, with 300 tons of soils in its planter. The fruits, vegetables, and herbs should be ready by this fall (when the market opens at the new MarketStreet Lynnfield complex) and will be used in prepared food items as well as being sold in its produce section.

[July 29 update: A Facebook post from the market mentions that the new Whole Foods in Lynnfield will open on August 21.]

MarketPlace Lynnfield is being built at the site of the former Colonial Country Club property near the intersection of Routes 128/95 and Walnut Street.

Thanks to the Boston Business Journal for bringing this to our attention.

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