Leafy Greens

California LGMA CEO to retire, search for a new CEO begins

After 13 years as the chief executive officer of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement, Scott Horsfall is announcing his plans to retire. The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA) represents... more »

Kalera to open indoor vertical farm in Atlanta

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced April 21 that it will open a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Atlanta, Georgia in early 2021. The new Atlanta facility is the next step in Kalera’s rapid domestic... more »

Church Brothers Farms promotes Jeff Church and Rick Russo

Salinas, California-based Church Brothers Farms is strengthening its leadership and C-suite team with new, strategic promotions. The grower announced Jeff Church is taking on the role of chief operations... more »

California grower buries lettuce after coronavirus shutters restaurant market

There should be tractors rumbling across Jack Vessey’s ranch, pulling wagons full of fresh-cut romaine lettuce to be packed and shipped to restaurants and grocery stores across the United States. According to a story by... more »

LGMA to hold webinar for produce buyers on food safety practices, audits

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement will update retail and foodservice buyers about government audits and the process for making changes to strengthen food safety practices for growing leafy greens during a webinar Friday, April... more »

Sakata Seed America acquires Vanguard Seed lettuce program

Sakata Seed America has acquired Vanguard Seed, a prominent lettuce seed company based in the Salinas Valley. The purchase of Vanguard provides Morgan Hill, California-based Sakata Seed America with all existing Vanguard lettuce genetics. Vanguard’s... more »

Western Growers launches leafy green food safety website

Answering the nation’s call for enhanced food safety measures, Western Growers has developed a website to facilitate changes to the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement-approved Leafy Green Food Safety Guidelines. The interactive website now easily allows... more »


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