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    Cub Foods to Bring Local Produce to Twin Cities All Year

    Grocer partners with BrightFarms’ St. Paul greenhouse

    Cub Foods and BrightFarms Inc. are partnering to deliver year-round local produce to locations throughout the Twin Cities.

    The produce will be grown at the greenhouse BrightFarms is building in St. Paul, Minn., through its partnership with J&J Distributing.

    Cub Foods is committed to being the local neighborhood grocer for customers throughout the Twin Cities and we are excited about the many possibilities this greenhouse can present in the future,” said Chuck Lynch, Cub’s senior VP of operations. “Consumers will have new opportunities to get fresh, locally grown and sustainable produce year-round as a result of this project.”

    Produce from the 38,000-square-foot greenhouse will be sold at Cub, which is committed to sourcing more local produce and increasing sustainability. BrightFarms’ St. Paul greenhouse is expected to grow more than 350,000 pounds of lettuce, tomatoes and herbs to be delivered within hours to supermarket shelves starting this fall.

    “I am proud to partner with Cub Foods, a leading retailer in the Twin Cities that shares our dedication to environmental stewardship and customer service,” said Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms CEO.

    BrightFarms grows local produce nationwide by financing, building and operating greenhouse farms at or near grocery retailers.

    Cub Foods, owned by Supervalu Inc., currently operates 69 stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, with most stores located in the Twin Cities metro area.

     

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