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Devens’ Little Leaf Farms’ baby greens now in local stores

Little Leaf Farms production center in Devens. Courtesy photo

DEVENS — Co-founders of Little Leaf Farms, Paul Sellew and Tim Cunniff, have announced that their baby greens are now in stores.

Little Leaf Farms brings New England consumers year-round, Massachusetts-grown baby greens. Consumers can find Little Leaf Farms at Hannaford Supermarkets, Market Basket and Big Y.

In addition to arriving in stores, Little Leaf Farms will be featured on Chronicle (WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston) on Tuesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Little Leaf Farms was born from the idea of providing the freshest, highest quality, best tasting and locally grown baby greens to New England consumers.

“Ninety-eight percent of the lettuce we consume is grown in California and Arizona, and it takes six to seven days to ship it here,” said Paul Sellew, founder and CEO of Little Leaf Farms. “The idea was: How can we move the needle and deliver fresh product that is locally grown?”

Working closely with MassDevelopment, the founders of Little Leaf Farms were able to purchase 14 acres of land in Devens, and secure a $4.5 million loan for the construction of the world’s most technologically advanced greenhouse production system.

“High-quality, locally grown food has become both popular and prudent for the Commonwealth’s consumers,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. “We’re pleased to welcome Little Leaf Farms to Devens as the community’s latest innovative business, and I applaud Paul Sellew, Little Leaf’s founder and CEO, and his Massachusetts agricultural colleagues for their commitment to the health of their customers and the environment.”

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