THE PRODUCE NEWS
Co-founders of Little Leaf Farms Paul Sellew and Tim Cunniff announced that their baby greens are now available in all five Connecticut and New York Stew Leonard’s fresh food stores. Little Leaf Farms brings consumers year-round, Massachusetts grown baby greens.
Little Leaf Farms, featured on the July 19 episode of Chronicle, was born from the idea of providing the freshest, highest quality, best tasting and locally grown baby greens to New England consumers. “Ninety-eight percent of the lettuce we consume is grown in California and Arizona, and it takes six to seven days to ship it here,” Sellew said in a press release. “The idea was: How can we move the needle and deliver fresh product that is locally grown?”
Located in Devens, MA, Little Leaf Farms has built a modern, technologically advanced greenhouse that can produce year-round, locally grown baby greens that give New England consumers an alternative to West Coast-grown lettuce. All Little Leaf Farms products are non-GMO and pesticide/herbicide-free.
“Our goal is to continue to be transparent and have a conversation with the consumer,” Cunniff said in the release. “To many people, local means a lot more than location; you want to know how your food is produced and how it is grown. Creating this relationship is very important to us. We are excited to build that relationship with Stew Leonards’ loyal and dedicated customers.”