Leafy Greens

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 round was led by Cox Enterprises, a... 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’s one-cut lettuce. Traditionally a foodservice product that enables restaurants to wow diners with premium... 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 to visit our greenhouse has helped,” said Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville,... 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 other stakeholders in the produce industry have formed a Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force designed to assess... 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 doubles the size of the greenhouse from... 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 facilities in Chicago and New York City, plans to build a “state-of-the-art hydroponic... 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 difficulty of tracking a pathogen through a complex food supply chain, said... more »

Growing with aquaponics at the University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut's Spring Valley Student Farm is now home to a newly up-and-running aquaponics facility, a welcome addition to the farm, which already grows and provides fresh produce to campus. The year-round means of... more »

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