SALINAS, CALIF. — Salad and fresh food producer Taylor Farms is entering into the greenhouse growing market with an investment in Pure Green Farms, a Midwest leafy greens producer. 

The company’s expansion into greenhouse-grown offerings will complement Taylor Farms' existing 122,200 crop acre field-grown program and 16 salad-producing facilities across North America.   

"We're excited to venture into the industry of indoor growing with this investment," said Bruce Taylor, founder and chief executive officer, Taylor Farms. "Our customer partners have asked for a national solution and this is our first step." 

Pure Green Farms' already established facility in South Bend, Ind., offers a climate-controlled environment equipped with high-tech machinery that grows, packs and ships leafy greens year-round. Pure Green Farms' first harvest was in March 2020 and operates on a site that can potentially expand up to 300 acres. 

"We are thrilled to work alongside an industry-leading company like Taylor Farms," said Joe McGuire, CEO Pure Green Farms. "We know this is just the beginning of a fantastic relationship with Taylor Farms and we're looking forward to continuing to address the increasing demand for local product offerings." 

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