Leafy Greens

BrightFarms adds salad kits to product lineup

Irvington, New York-based BrightFarms, a supplier of indoor-grown leafy greens, today announced the launch of “Crunch Kits,” a premium new salad kit option. Two initial kit varieties, Chickpea Caesar and Sunny Bacon, will be available... more »

Grower partnerships help Edible Garden produce local organic greens

Sustainability and environmental stewardship are in the recipe of success for Edible Garden. The greenhouse and hydroponic producer of organic greens, lettuces and herbs utilizes sustainable and proprietary growing practices to produce organic produce from... more »

Square Roots opens farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin; expanding in Midwest

Square Roots, a technology company in indoor farming, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, announced Jan. 26 the opening of a new climate-controlled, indoor farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin. “Our partnership with... more »

Upward Farms announces ‘world’s largest’ indoor vertical farm

Indoor aquaponic vertical farming company Upward Farms announced Jan. 18 plans to add what will be "the world’s largest vertical farm" to its network, according to a news release. The new 250,000-square-foot facility, located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania,... more »

Purdue research: Contaminated leafy greens turn purple

Some might say you look a little green when you are sick. Leafy greens actually turn purple – although not obvious to the human eye, it can be seen through advanced hyperspectral imaging (different than... more »

Revolution Farms continues to expand greenhouse operation

Michigan is known for many crops, but leafy greens isn’t one of them. Consumers in the Great Lakes region who rely on store-bought produce have traditionally bought lettuce, leafy greens and bagged salads grown in... more »

Pure Green Farms’ indoor-outdoor approach works well in broad market

Another year passes, and with it, a steady stream of news about greenhouses and other controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations opening in the East. But it would be a mistake to see them as competition... more »

FDA report eyes salmonella outbreak in leafy greens from CEA operation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released on Jan. 14 a report on its investigation of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak that caused 31 reported illnesses and four hospitalizations in the U.S. between June and August 2021. The FDA... more »

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