This is taking on a whole new meaning during the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is why BrightFarms is considered an essential service by the U.S. government.
“We are already a mission-driven organization, and as the pandemic stresses our supply chains, we feel it’s our patriotic duty to help them get fresh, healthy food” said founder and President Paul Lightfoot.
During this time of uncertainty, Lightfoot said he feels luckier than ever to have Cox Enterprises as his company’s largest shareholder.
“The longevity and strength and mindset of Cox provides stability to BrightFarms. BrightFarmers take comfort in the fact that our largest shareholder has successfully weathered the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, both world wars and the Great Depression. We are grateful for their support and steady hand during these turbulent times.” Read more...