Leafy Greens

Square Roots to sell local produce in SpartanNash stores in Michigan

Square Roots, the indoor farming company, has announced Dec. 9 that it now sells local, Michigan-grown produce to almost 50 SpartanNash corporate-owned retail stores across the state, including D&W Fresh Market, Family Fare, VG’s Grocery and... more »

CEA Food Safety Coalition appoints new executive director

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of (CEA) leafy greens producers, has announced that Elisabeth Hagen is the organization's second executive director, effective Nov. 15. Dr. Hagen is the... more »

November is Arizona Leafy Greens Month

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has proclaimed November 2021 as Arizona Leafy Greens month. Through this proclamation he called upon all residents to recognize the Arizona leafy greens industry during the month of November for consistently... more »

Pure Green Farms revamps product packaging

Pure Green Farms recently made a few subtle changes to their bright and colorful product packaging to better catch the eye of consumers and to better stand out on retail shelving. Throughout the fall, changes... more »

Joe Pezzini will oversee internal farming, harvesting operations for Taylor Farms

Taylor Farms announced Oct. 4 the appointment of Joe Pezzini to the position of senior director of agricultural operations, effective Oct, 11. Pezzini, a native of Salinas, California, started his career with the Ocean Mist... more »

Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus hits Salinas lettuce

As one of the largest producers of leafy greens, the Salinas Valley is well known for its reputation as the salad bowl of the world. But as the state tackled a global pandemic this past... more »

Microgreens go from trendy vegetables to functional food

Starting decades ago as fashionable, high-value gourmet greens, today microgreens have gained popularity among consumers for their nutritional profile and high content of antioxidant compounds. Now, a new study suggests that the tiny plants have... more »

Canadian rule: Some romaine lettuce from California must be tested

To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey counties) in California... more »

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