Land Conservation

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA): How Indoor Farming Supports Land ConservationPlants need space to grow. Regardless of whether food comes from an open field, a greenhouse, or an indoor facility, it is ultimately connected to the land on which it’s produced. Moreover, unlike many other inputs that plants need – like sunlight and water – land is not a renewable resource. ... Read More

What Does Local Actually Mean?

An Explanation of Local Food: What does Local Actually Mean? It’s indisputable that the Local food movement has grown rapidly over the past several years. The evidence of this expansion is often found right in front of us, from the colorful signs in our grocery stores to the bustling farmers’ markets downtown. Eaters have made their intentions clear to shops ... Read More

What is Fresh? Understanding the Term.

What is Fresh? Understanding the Term.We all know when we’re eating fresh food, whether that realization comes right after biting into a perfectly crunchy apple or while tasting the crisp leaves of a just-harvested salad. But, what really makes something fresh? Our team often finds ourselves wondering: What are those “Fresh Moments” for consumers? And, how can we be certain ... Read More

What Does Triple Washed Salad Mean?

What Does Triple Washed Salad Mean?It was a long day at work, and you’re looking forward to getting home and eating dinner. You had planned on making a nice meal with a tasty salad. But the process of washing the leaves, breaking out the salad spinner, and drying everything off is eating up way too much of your evening. During ... Read More

Kosher Vegetables: What Our Kosher Certification Means for You

What Does a Kosher Certification Have to do with Salads?Nowadays, there are many types of labels that get stamped onto your food. Non-GMO, rBST-free, Grass-Fed… the list goes on and on. These little stickers and badges convey important information to the consumer; however, it can often be overwhelming to fully learn what each one means. Because of this potential for ... Read More

Four Tips on How to Buy Good Vegetables

Four Tips on How to Buy Good VegetablesIt’s Sunday afternoon and you are at your local grocery store. You’ve made your shopping list, and think that you’re all set to grab what you need and get on with your day. What you fail to remember is how challenging it can be to buy good vegetables. While wandering the aisles you ... Read More

Food Poisoning: How it Affects Your Leafy Greens

Food Poisoning: How it Affects Your Leafy Greens Most people know that to avoid food poisoning you must refrigerate meat or wash your hands after cracking an egg. However, it may come as a surprise that the leading cause of food poisoning is, in fact, leafy green vegetables. Each year, approximately 48 million people in the U.S. contract some form ... Read More

6 Types of Leafy Greens that Pack a Healthy Punch

6 Types of Leafy Greens that Pack a Healthy PunchThere’s a lot of information out there about what foods are good for you. Let’s just start with the basics: leafy greens contain many vitamins and minerals, each leaf is only a few calories, and locally grown, pesticide-free greens are easily accessible in many grocery stores. We’ve put together a list ... Read More

The Future of Farming: Agriculture and Water Conservation

The Future of Farming: Agriculture and Water Conservation The agricultural industry is the United States’ largest consumer of water, accounting for 80% of the nation’s consumable water usage. Today, that number is more relevant than ever, as 18.8% of the lower 48 U.S. states are currently experiencing drought conditions. Water is an incredibly valuable national resource, and should be given ... Read More

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA): More than Hydroponics

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA): More than Hydroponics With technology evolving quickly enough for science fiction to become an overnight reality, it’s not surprising that news outlets seem to feature vertical agriculture, indoor farming, or hydroponic growing every few days. Futuristic urban buildings that contain lettuce grown in plastic pipes and farmers dressed in lab-coats do make for a great story, ... Read More