We started lēf Farms to put a little fresh thinking behind how New England gets its produce. We wanted to give people a way to get incredibly fresh, tasty greens that are carefully grown just across town, not clear across the country. So they can arrive on your dinner plate within 24 hours of harvest, filled with more flavor, freshness and nutrients than you’ve ever experienced before. They’re healthy for you, your body and the planet.
Our local farm is 100% hydroponic, which translates to better food safety, more consistent high quality, and a more sustainable environment than organic growing can produce. Every delivery of lēf greens eliminates a 3,000-mile truck journey from the West Coast. That means less pollution, less fuel consumption, and more fresh flavor. We designed our farm to efficiently produce a lot greens in a small space, which makes New England less dependent on those marathon road trips for healthy, tasty greens. And we grow our food year-round which means you can rely on our greens to be a s tasty in January as they are in July.
We believe that a healthy community and a healthy growing process produces healthy greens that people want to eat.
Did you know that more than 95% of the greens most people eat come all the way from California, Arizona and Mexico? That’s not exactly nearby, nor is it a recipe for freshness. Even many so-called “local” greens are really West Coast-grown — they just get new packaging slapped on at an East Coast repacking operation. After they’ve taken a long ride in the back of a shipping truck.
We think greens need to be grown where they’ll be eaten, so they hit your plate at the peak of freshness. That’s why all lēf greens are hydroponically grown right here in the heart of New England. They’ll get to you within 24 quick hours of being harvested. And they’ll change your perception of just how fresh, healthy and flavorful local greens can actually be.