Leafy Greens

Boston’s Little Leaf Farms plans 10 acres under glass

A fast-expanding leafy greens operation outside Boston is another example of how consumers buying local are supporting new regional growers of leafy greens. Thirty-five miles west of Boston, Little... more

Project seeks to enhance spinach production, safety

“Vegetables like spinach are often over-fertilized with nitrogen to get better yields or improve certain quality traits.”

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Irradiation an option for vegetable processing, food safety

Food irradiation technology has been around for more than 50 years to kill pathogens, although it's not used widely throughout the processing indu... more »

Tour de Fresh riders raise $141K for salad in schools

What started as a small idea with big hopes, has grown far beyond what its creators could’ve imagined. After five years running, Tour de Fresh pres... more »

Misionero expands organic greens product line

Leafy greens grower Misionero is expanding its organic Earth Greens product line to include Little Gems and Butter Lettuce varieties. The brand expand... more »

BrightFarms raises $55M in equity financing

BrightFarms, the No.1 brand in locally-grown packaged salads, today announced it has secured $55 million in a Series D equity financing. The ro... more »

Enza Zaden redefines top-shelf salad with robust EazyLeaf pipeline

Long-time lettuce leader Enza Zaden is entrenching its position in the packaged lettuce category with significant investment in EazyLeaf, the brand’... more »

Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

There’s a learning curve to growing hydroponic vegetables, but teaching your customers is as important. “Inviting our chefs and other customers... more »

Leafy greens industry forms task force to address outbreaks

Arizona and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements, the Produce Marketing Association, United Fresh Produce Association, Western Growers and oth... more »

Little Leaf Farms opens expanded hydroponic greenhouse

Little Leaf Farms, a large growers of hydroponic baby greens, recently opened an expanded greenhouse in Devens, Massachusetts. The expansion do... more »

Gotham Greens to expand to Baltimore

Urban agriculture company Gotham Greens will expand to a third city, it recently announced. The company, which already grows produce at four facili... more »

Why E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak mystifies scientists

The struggle to identify the origins of the E. coli outbreak, which has sickened people from Washington state to New Jersey, highlights the diff... more »

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