SUSTAINABILITY FAST FACTS
Tap or hover over the infographic to see how Little Leaf Farms uses sustainable methods to grow our lettuce.
We reuse the rain that falls on our roof to hydroponically grow our crispy greens, so we almost never have to tap into our groundwater reserves. Plus, we use an advanced fertilization and irrigation system that uses 90% less water than field-grown greens.
Our greenhouse is built with the best glass in the world to maximize the use of carbon-free natural sunlight. During the winter, we supplement the natural light with LED-powered grow lights that use 40% less electricity than conventional options.
97% of lettuce in the U.S is grown in California and Arizona. The lettuce in our New England stores is shipped over 3,000 miles, sacrificing freshness and fuel each day it spends on a truck. Little Leaf Farms delivers our greens to stores within a day’s drive – meaning our lettuce is not only fresher, but also better for our planet.
We use a natural gas-powered heating system that operates with over 95% efficiency. Instead of releasing CO2 into the environment, our system feeds it to our plants. Additionally, a significant portion of our electricity is generated from local solar panels.
Our greens are never treated with chemical pesticides. We use a state-of-the-art biological control system to manage pests and provide our consumers with products free of any pesticide residue.