Devens, Massachusetts-based Little Leaf Farms has launched its new lettuce variety, Sweet Baby Butter Leaf. Grown in a hydroponic greenhouse producing lettuce year-round, Sweet Baby Butter Leaf lettuce features a sweet and crispy texture.
“With a balance of sweetness, crispness and tenderness, we know Sweet Baby Butter Leaf will be a welcomed addition to our product line,” said Carina Young, associate brand manager at Little Leaf Farms.
“Sweet Baby Butter Leaf is as versatile as it is tasty, perfect in any meal from sandwiches or salads to lettuce wraps, and consumers can enjoy its freshness all year round.”
The variety is free of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides and nurtured in an ecosystem that harnesses sunlight and fresh rainwater for sustainable production. Unlike field-grown leafy greens, the company’s leafy greens are hands-free from seeding to harvesting to packaging. The lettuce is harvested daily and delivered from greenhouse to grocery store in just 24 hours.
The development of Sweet Baby Butter Leaf was led by Tanya Merrill, director of research and development.
“The R&D team has been hard at work expanding our product portfolio with new lettuce varieties,” Tanya said. “Sweet Baby Butter Leaf adds a unique taste and texture to our portfolio while delivering on the quality and eating experience our customers love.”
The lettuce is also packaged more sustainably thanks to its unique new peel and reseal design, which is fully recyclable and features 30 percent less plastic than previous product packaging. The new reduced-plastics packaging is also rolling out across other Little Leaf Farms varieties and is expected to be completed by September.
Sweet Baby Butter Leaf is available in a 4-ounce package and is available at retailers throughout New England with additional distribution planned for later this year.
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