Leafy Greens

Michigan aquaponics farm grows several varieties of lettuce

Revolution Farms, a recently launched aquaponics farm based in Gaines Township near Caledonia, Michigan, harvested its first salad greens earlier this month and is now selling them at 16 SpartanNash stores across Michigan. "We'll really... more »

LED lights module enables CEA experimentation

An indoor window from a common area at Michigan State University (MSU) gives students and campus visitors a glimpse into the advancing technology of vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture. The window shows research being... more »

Misionero debuts new salad kits, wraps and bowls at PMA Fresh

Misionero, a major grower of organic leafy greens, will unveil new packaged salad products at PMA Fresh Summit. The brand will showcase all of its innovations at the show including items such as Sweet Earth... more »

Great Lakes Growers doubles production capacity in Ohio

Great Lakes Growers, an 80,000-square-foot, state of the art hydroponic greenhouse facility that grows delicious and nutritious leafy greens and herbs in Burton, Ohio, has broken ground on an additional 80,000-square-foot expansion. Once completed, the... more »

UC Davis to research lettuce genetic resistance to downy mildew

The Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has awarded Richard Michelmore, professor and director of the UC Davis Genome Center, its first research grant through the Crops of the Future Collaborative. This award builds on and... more »

California lettuce growers change safety practices

On Sept, 28, the California Leafy Green Marketing Association (LGMA) Advisory Board voted to update the Food Safety Practices/Metrics that all LGMA members are required to follow.  The changes come after an outbreak this spring... more »

Duncan Family Farms promotes Pete Guerrero to COO

Duncan Family Farms, a leading grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales, and herbs with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York, has announced the promotion of Pete Guerrero to the position of... more »

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