Vision Greens launches a line of locally grown, pesticide-free leafy greens
Fruit & Vegetables
Vision Greens, Welland, Ont., officially launches its affordable line of locally grown, pesticide-free, non-GMO lettuces, arugula and basil that are delivered to grocers the same day they’re harvested.
“The greens are the ultimate in freshness and flavour…the basil takes me right back to Italy,” said Eron Novalski, owner/chef of Toronto’s Noce Restaurant and Aria Ristorante, who is featuring Vision Greens’ on his menu. “It’s such an incredible produce that I let it speak for itself.”
Vision Greens’ line of greens is priced at $3.99 to $4.99 per unit, and is available at grocers across Ontario. The lineup includes: green leaf lettuce, baby romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, arugula and basil.
“Vertically farmed food provides us with a clean and sustainable way to eat because it requires far less land and water to produce, and is pesticide free. It also enables year-round growing in Canada, and when transported locally reduces emissions and eliminates supply chain issues,” said Mike Dixon, a professor of environmental sciences and director, Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility at the University of Guelph.