Here at Price Chopper/Market 32, we have a way of celebrating the communities that we are a part of. We call it home.grown. Supporting the farmers and producers of the Northeast is something we’ve taken to heart since 1932. It’s our unwavering commitment to honoring our homegrown roots. This month we’re highlighting local farms from across the Northeast. Based in Utica, New York we’re proud to partner with Brightwater Farms. Brightwaters Farms has been in family ownership since the 1600’s. Expanding over 100 acres it is one of the largest greenhouse facilities in the northeast. The facility contains over 750,000 square feet of state of the art computer climate controlled greenhouses, and 250,000 square feet of supporting warehousing, storage, loading docks, offices, and a staff cafeteria. The Utica facility is just one of three Brightwaters Farms locations across the state. Its main focus is on growing, processing, packaging, and distributing, tomatoes and cucumbers, amongst other produce items year round. Brightwaters Farms uses a hydroponic growing operation, a very precise controlled growing environment that allows for consistent production of the highest quality products. We are proud to work with local farms like Brightwaters Farms. Their dedication and hard work has allowed them to find success here at home. As a result, we are able to sell high quality, local products in our stores!