It's almost impossible to get produce from a grocery store that's more local than that found at Bi-Rite in San Francisco. On the roof of this 11-year-old store is a 400-square-foot garden, growing herbs, grazing greens (such as chard) and tomatoes. “I had heard about Eli Zabar [owner and operator of New York-based Zabar's] talking about doing this at his market and thought it was a brilliant idea and a great use of space,” said the store's owner, Sam Mogannam. “We now have irrigation set ...

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