GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — All 262 Meijer stores will source hydroponic lettuce from Michigan grower Revolution Farms.
Products include cut, whole leaf, and whole head lettuce varieties, as well as the cut lettuce for all of the retailer's fresh, ready-to-eat salads.
By making Revolution Farms' hydroponic-grown products available in all Meijer stores, families have direct access to lettuce and salad greens that are fresher, more nutritious, last longer and are grown using 90% less water and 90% less land and that are grown 95% closer to their homes.
"Supporting local farms and carrying the freshest, most nutritious ingredients is important to us and to our customers," said Sarah Jennings, Meijer produce buyer. "As a Michigan, family company, we are committed to being good stewards of our community by not only constantly enhancing our own sustainable practices, but also by using our shelves as a platform to promote brands that share our passion."
By always harvesting at its peak of growth and packaging on-site, Revolution Farms distributes its lettuce to Meijer within one or two days of harvest, ensuring its customers receive crispier, crunchier lettuce for more flavorful salads, according to the company.