LISBON, MAINE — Springworks Farm, the largest and first certified organic aquaponic farming operation in New England, is now the exclusive provider of whole head romaine lettuce to Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

In contrast to lettuce grown in California, Arizona, and Mexico that spends up to six days in a truck, Springworks Farm’s certified organic lettuce travels just 34 miles from its aquaponic greenhouse facilities in Lisbon to Hannaford’s distribution center in South Portland, according to Springworks.

“Because our romaine lettuce arrives on Hannaford’s shelves in hours instead of days, consumers are getting a product that’s fresher and more nutritious,” said Trevor Kenkel, Springworks’ founder and president. “Best of all, it’s certified organic.”

Springworks is already Hannaford’s exclusive supplier of certified organic green leaf lettuce. The company also supplies all 184 Hannaford stores with baby romaine lettuce and Boston bibb, plus an assortment of pre-cut products in select stores, including single cut romaine, single cut Boston bibb, and salad mix.