Rochelle is becoming the garden center of the stateline, as another greenhouse is coming to the town.

According to the Rochelle News Leader, BrightFarms broke ground this past Thursday, August 6th, for a new 160,000 square foot greenhouse to be built on Steward Road in Rochelle.

BrightFarms is a partnership with Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. (based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin). The $10 million greenhouse is scheduled for completion in early 2016, and will provide over one million pounds of fresh, local produce year-round.

Building of this facility means one thing...JOBS!

Wow! The future of 2016 is looking a lot brighter for residents of Rochelle and the stateline area.