Leafy Greens

California vegetable value goes up while acres down

The value of California’s 2019 utilized vegetable production rose to $7.864 billion, 7.3% above the 2018 value according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Pacific Regional Field Office. Increases in the value of... more »

BrightFarms expands retail with Ahold-Delhaize in the Mid-Atlantic

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, is expanding distribution in the Mid-Atlantic with retail partner, Ahold-Delhaize USA. The expansion will include over 330 Food Lion stores throughout the state of Virginia that... more »

BrightFarms continues growth with greenhouse locations

New York-based packaged salads company BrightFarms entered 2020 with plans to open a 250,000-square-foot greenhouse in Snyder County, Pennsylvania – its second greenhouse in the state. The greenhouse will produce more than 2 million pounds... more »

USDA debuts world-first true red spinach

Spinach leaves of a rosy hue stand to shake up salad mixes in produce aisles everywhere. The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in December debuted “the world’s first true red spinach variety.” The variety, called... more »

Southern greenhouse growers hit the mark

Georgia grows lots of transplants and ships them all over the country, but growing transplants on that scale requires the full system of production practices. Priming seeds is a good start toward a faster and... more »

Study eyes viability of indoor farming to grow leafy greens

A multi-university team of horticulturists, engineers and agricultural economists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has received a four-year, $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to study indoor production of leafy... more »

BrightFarms opens largest-yet greenhouse

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania-based BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, opened its largest greenhouse on Jan. 28. The new 280,000-square-foot farm in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, will deliver over 2 million pounds of fresh, local produce... more »

Education spreads word regarding plant transplants

Stop by the Shelton Herb Farm booth at a North Carolina farmers’ market in the spring and you’ll see transplants of cherry tomatoes, golden heirloom tomatoes, leafy greens, peppers and lots of herbs – and... more »


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