Here at Price Chopper/Market 32, we have a way of celebrating the communities that we are a part of. We call it home.grown. Supporting the farmers and producers of the Northeast is something we’ve taken to heart since 1932. It’s our unwavering commitment to honoring our homegrown roots. This month we’re highlighting local farms from across the Northeast. Based in Loudon, New Hampshire, we’re proud to partner with lēf Farms. lēf Farms is a new grower this year, dedicated to serving up fresh and delicious greens at their absolute best. They specialize in greenhouse-grown hydroponic salad greens. In a hydroponic growing system, plants grow in an aquatic based environment. Instead of using soil to grow the plants, mineral nutrient solutions are used to feed the plants water, without soil. The hydroponic growing of plants brings many advantages. Through this method there is increased sustainability, more consciousness of food safety techniques, and the ability to consistently grow a high quality product all year round in the Northeast. Through hydroponic growth, plants receive the perfect amount of nutrients at the perfect time, and arrive on your plate at the peak of freshness. We are proud to work with local farms like lēf Farms. Their dedication and hard work has allowed them to find success here at home. As a result, we are able to sell high quality, local products in our stores!