INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis-based The Finish Line Inc. (Nasdaq: FINL) has marked the opening of a 7.3-acre farm on its corporate campus on the city's east side. The athletics retailer says the farm is one of the largest in an urban setting in the state. The farm is a collaboration with Greenfield-based Brandywine Creek Farms and will produce cantaloupe, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and zucchini and include space for 250,000 bees.

The vegetables grown on the farm will be distributed by Brandywine Creek Farms evenly to the wholesale market, to retailers and to charity. Total Rewards by Finish Line Senior Director Kim Kurtz says "by growing and sharing this produce, we will develop a healthier community together including our Finish Line family and our nearby neighbors."

The goal, officials say, is to provide employees and the public with fresh and affordable food that can be stored at room temperature.