Giant-Landover has begun selling locally grown produce from BrightFarms’ 150,000-square-foot greenhouse in Culpeper County, Va., parent Ahold USA announced.
Products on offer include salad mixes such as baby arugula, Asian greens, baby spinach, spring mix, spinach blend, baby kale, as well as basil and a variety of tomatoes. BrightFarms will supply close to one million pounds of produce per year.
“Ahold USA and our retail divisions are on a mission to transform our produce departments from good to great — that means more local produce, better prices, and better quality for our customers,” David Lessard, VP, fresh produce, Ahold USA, said in a press release. “BrightFarms is a key partner in this ongoing strategy and takes our long heritage of supporting local growers to the next level offering select ‘in-season’ local produce year-round.”
The retailer said Martin’s Food Markets and Peapod within the Giant-Landover market would also soon offer BrightFarms produce.
“Ahold USA embraces the responsibility to support local economies by offering the widest selection of locally grown products possible,” said Lessard.
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