Leafy Greens

E. coli outbreak still impacting New Jersey lettuce growers

Growers in New Jersey say they are still feeling the effects of two recalls due to the discovery of E.coli, even though the bacteria strain was discovered on lettuce from farms in California and Arizona.... more »

Answers sought regarding organic lettuce aphid mystery

Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia started his new job as University of California Cooperative Extension entomology advisor in the Salinas Valley last year, he immediately faced an urgent problem in organic lettuce production. Pest control advisers were finding lettuce... more »

BrightFarms to build Pennsylvania greenhouse with GIANT business

BrightFarms recently broke ground on a 250,000-square-foot greenhouse at Selinsgrove in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. On Monday, May 20, dozens gathered at the construction site before attending a celebration at Susquehanna University, according to a press... more »

BrightFarms plans hydroponic greenhouse in Snyder County, Pennsylvania

BrightFarms Inc., a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse. The project is expected to create more than 50 jobs at the selected Snyder... more »

Researchers look to extend shelf life of nutritious vegetables

While helping small farms in Alabama, researchers at The University of Alabama (UA) and the University of West Alabama hope to provide agricultural solutions that assist a class of nutritious vegetables to last longer in... more »

PMA, United Fresh react to LGMA revisions to ag-water standards

The United Fresh Produce Association and Produce Marketing Association have commended the collective efforts of the California-based leafy greens industry to bring the months-long effort of substantially improving their auditable ag water standards to an LGMA... more »

BrightFarms recognized by Walmart with Produce Innovation Award

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, was recently awarded the Innovation Award (Produce) at Walmart’s 2019 Supplier Growth Forum in Rogers, Arkansas. The Innovation Award follows a successful launch of BrightFarms salads... more »

Leafy greens organization strengthens water safety requirements

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement’s (LGMA) board of directors has voted to strengthen mandatory food safety practices required on farms. Every box of leafy greens placed into commerce by a certified LGMA member will... more »


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