By Jennifer Toland
Little Leaf Farms in Devens grows “the local lettuce locals love,” as the slogan on its packages proclaims, and there’s good reason why Little Leaf Farms’ green and red leaf lettuces and arugula are filling and flavoring salad bowls around the region.
“Most people, when it comes to produce,” Little Leaf Farms CEO Paul Sellew said, “they relate ‘local’ with ‘fresh.’ With produce, it’s so important because there’s a shelf life. It’s not a canned product. You want to eat it as close to the point of harvesting as possible.”