The Star Group of Companies Inspired Greens Looks to Offer Clean, Safe, Local Lettuce
COALDALE, ALBERTA - The Star Group’s Inspired Greens brand recently invested $60 million into innovative greenhouse technology in order to breathe life into the fundamental premise: clean means clean. Food safety is playing a major role in produce these days, and Inspired Greens is upping the stakes with its greenhouse-grown lettuce varieties thanks to growing with triple-filtrated water in a closed safe and secure environment.
“Retailers and consumers have a heightened awareness of food safety, quality, and taste,” said David Karwacki, Chief Executive Officer of The Star Group of Companies, which built the Inspired Greens greenhouses. “We invested in this cutting-edge clean technology to ensure we can unequivocally deliver clean, fresh, healthy lettuce with no concerns about contamination.”
Officially opened June of 2017 in Coaldale, Alberta, the Inspired Greens greenhouses can produce up to 12 million heads annually. According to a press release, it is the first North American greenhouse to use this advanced technology, with plants untouched by human hands from seed to harvest. After almost a year in business, Inspired Greens then announced plans in April 2018 to double its production capacity based on strong industry and consumer demand.
Inspired Greens and Inspired Leaves branded products are available in grocery stores across Western Canada and in select markets in the western United States.
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