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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PlantTape product promises growers a streamlined start

A belt-fed mechanical system called PlantTape promises to reduce labor costs and save time during field planting. The industry standard is rotary o... more »

Greens grower builds on shared wisdom of small farms

A small farm in Presque Isle, Michigan shows the organization and expertise available to a new farmer not afraid to seek out advice and try new techni... more »

AeroFarms pursues world’s highest-producing indoor farm operation

These are heady times to be working at Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms. The “aero” in the name refers to aeroponics – the practice of mist... more »

BrightFarms launches new crunchy iceberg baby leaf

BrightFarms is announcing the launch of Sunny Crunch, a packaged salad that features a unique baby leaf iceberg not typically found in US supermar... more »

Talley Farms names Derek Sass new sales manager

Talley Farms, a fourth-generation family farming operation located in California's Arroyo Grande Valley, has named produce industry veteran Derek ... more »

lēf Farms adopts clamshell packaging to meet consumer demand

New England’s lēf Farms recently announced clamshell packaging that's a radical departure from the previous packaging designs. “There’s no ... more »

Firm unveils new containerized farm models

Indoor Farms of America has developed new models of its containerized farms for 2018 that focus on maximizing farm yield, and all-around crop grow... more »

Green Collar Farms Shows Potential of Urban CEA

Brian Harris of Green Collar Farms in the December 2017 issue of Vegetable Growers News.... watch »

Produce safety training ensuring continued enjoyment of specialty crops

Oakleaf, Mizuna, Red Rib Chicory, Lollo Rosa, and Lamb's Lettuce, are the names of a few of the leafy vegetables which graced my salad plate. The thin... more »

Michigan gives grants to aquaponics, apple storage projects

An aquaponics project and a new apple storage facility in Michigan will be supported by two grants from the Food and Agriculture Investment Program . ... more »

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