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“Variety is the spice of life”

Revolution Farms, an indoor greenhouse farm in Michigan, is launching four new products in independent grocery stores in the Detroit Metro area and West Michigan this month, including three bold salad mixes and a whole head, living lettuce. The three new salad mixes include: BAM! Baby Kale, POW! Superfood Mix and Zesty Zing Salad Mix, bringing the Michigan farm’s total number of packaged salad mixes to seven.

BAM! Baby Kale is the farm’s third foray into single variety, leafy greens, following its popular Robust Romaine and Buttery Bibb. BAM! Baby Kale contains 4.5 ounces of freshly harvested baby kale leaves, picked at the peak of nutrition and tenderness, and ideal for trendy kale Caesar salads.

POW! Superfood Mix is full of a variety of nutrient-dense leaves, including Swiss Chard, kale and green sweet crisp, in a mix perfect for hearty salads or adding into a smoothie.

Zesty Zing Mix adds a whole new taste profile to your typical salad, with arugula, purple mustard greens, sweet crisp and romaine to add crunch, spice and a peppery kick for tastier, more flavorful salads.

Living Buttery Bibb is the farm’s first whole head product, packaged with the roots and leaves intact for longer shelf life. Living Bibb is buttery, sweet, crisp, and perfect for salads or to add to burgers or sandwiches.

“Variety is the spice of life, and our consumers are asking for more color, more flavor and more super-food options to add to their daily meals all year-round,” said John Green, founder and CEO of Revolution Farms. “Our new greens provide even more nutrients in each leaf for those who are eating more consciously, as well as for those who just want to eat more beautiful and more flavorful salads.”

The new mixes are available in stores on the east side of the state, including Hollywood Markets and Holiday Markets in Metro Detroit, as well as multiple independent grocers. In the Grand Rapids area, the new mixes are available at Kingma’s Market, Horrocks Market (Grand Rapids location), Bridge Street Market, Ric’s Food Center (Rockford), Martha’s Vineyard and South East Market.

This month, Revolution Farms began planting in two additional acres of growing space, tripling its growing capacity to 1.5 million pounds per year for 2021. The new, state-of-the-art facility uses the latest indoor agriculture technologies, including a fully automated seed-to-harvest system, to grow more fresh, local produce year-round.

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Israel announces creation of global seed company

Two Israeli seed producers, Nirit Seeds and TomaTech, have joined forces to create Israel’s largest vegetable seed company. This synergy will enable unique seed breeding research and development that will accelerate the company’s growth in the international seed markets.

Upon completion of the merger, the company will have more than 80 employees worldwide, including molecular biologists, breeders, agronomists, and others.
The company will improve its breeding activities in Israel, Spain, Mexico and Italy, as well as significantly expand its representation in the Netherlands and North America, with a particular focus on growing vegetables in high-tech greenhouses.

Nirit Seeds is one of the most successful internationally traded tomato and pepper seed producers, investing in the development of revolutionary genetic technologies. TomaTech is one of the leading tomato seed companies in Israel, developing premium varieties, including those resistant to the dangerous Tomato Brown Ruffle Virus (ToBRFV).

The production of crop seeds is one of the most advanced and high-tech sectors in Israel. According to the Seed Department of the Federation of Israel Chambers of Commerce, seed exports currently generate $200 million in annual revenue. There are about 25 large and medium-sized companies in the local industry.

For reference. According to market research, the global vegetable seed industry is valued at $8 billion a year and is growing at a CAGR of 8%.

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Karachay-Cherkessia became one of the leaders in the production of greenhouse vegetables at the end of 2021


Greenhouse vegetable production in 2021 reached a record 1.4 million tonnes. According to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the leaders among the regions in this segment are the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Lipetsk, Moscow, Kaluga, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Saratov, Chelyabinsk regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan. These regions account for more than 60% of the total production in the country. The intensive development of greenhouse projects in our country helps to provide Russians with fresh vegetables all year round. Last year, the harvest in winter greenhouses updated the 2020 record – more than 1.4 million tons of products were received. Including the production of cucumbers amounted to at least 830 thousand tons, and tomatoes – 590 thousand tons. It is expected that by 2025 the volume of vegetable production in year-round greenhouses will be at least 1.6 million tons of vegetables.


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December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can’t believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry.

New greenhouses, events, even a few shows, technical novelties, and all other relevant news will pass by, offering you something other than Covid to talk about during Christmas and New Years’.


Wish your customers Happy Holidays
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