Best Yet is the First Supermarket in the Nation to Carry BrightFarms Local Produce

Lettuces and greens grown at BrightFarms' Huntington, NY, greenhouse are now available at Best Yet's Manhattan store

NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It was announced today that Best Yet Market is the first supermarket in the nation to carry BrightFarms local produce. BrightFarms is making local produce available to supermarkets 365-days per year through partnerships with innovative grocers like Best Yet. Best Yet's Manhattan location is carrying BrightFarms' Baby Spinach, Baby Arugula and Spring Mix, which are grown in Huntington, New York.

BrightFarms is revolutionizing the produce supply chain by bringing the farmers market to the supermarket. Despite the growing demand for local produce, the vast majority of lettuces commute nearly 3,000 miles before arriving on East Coast supermarket shelves. BrightFarms' produce commutes a short 35 miles to the Best Yet produce aisle; it's thousands of miles fresher and more sustainable than produce trucked across the country. BrightFarms Huntington Greenhouse Farmer, Andrew Carter, harvests lettuces when perfectly ripe, delivering the freshest and most flavorful greens to Best Yet.

Rebecca Philbert, President & C.E.O. of Best Yet says, "We are excited about this partnership on two fronts. First and foremost, it provides our customers wonderful, locally grown, New York produce for a phenomenal value. Secondly, our company is proud to bring fresh and innovative products to the communities and neighborhoods we serve. This partnership with BrightFarms brings new ideas to the forefront as part of a growing national trend to go local."

According to Paul Lightfoot, CEO of BrightFarms, "This partnership unites two companies with similar priorities.  We both want to provide customers with incredible fresh local foods that are grown, delivered and sold with tender loving care. In fact, Andrew will be frequently visiting the Best Yet store to ensure each clamshell of our produce exceeds customer expectations on every level."

Added Mr. Lightfoot, "At BrightFarms, our motto is 'Local Produce. Nationwide.'  We mean it – for so many reasons, our health, our environment, and more. This partnership with Best Yet is the model for and beginning of many beautiful relationships – nationwide."

About Best Yet Market

From the 1994 opening of its first supermarket in Long Island, New York (under the name of Produce Warehouse of Ronkonkoma), Best Yet Market has today expanded to a family-owned chain of 14 supermarkets. The Best Yet Market strives for excellence in all areas of the supermarket industry, with innovations and advancements in the community a top priority.

About BrightFarms

BrightFarms grows local produce, nationwide. By financing, building, and managing greenhouse farms at or near grocery retailers, BrightFarms eliminates time, distance, and costs from the produce supply chain. BrightFarms local produce is fresher, more flavorful, and better for the environment, enabling grocers to change their produce supply chain in a way that improves the planet and their profits.

Media Contact: Kate Siskel of BrightFarms, Inc., 6464805269,

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