Dec 1, 2023
CEA Alliance hosts workshop on the future of indoor grown produce

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance (CEA Alliance) is hosting a workshop called The Retail Future of Indoor Grown Produce at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6 at the New York Produce Show.

From enormous high-tech greenhouses to indoor vertical farms, indoor production of produce is emerging as an important category for retailers and foodservice customers. Once touted as a “hyper-local” solution to providing fresh produce into urban communities, controlled environment agriculture growers today employ local, regional and national strategies to serve their customers.

The panel

The session will feature three CEO/founders of successful indoor growers:

  • Irving Fain, Bowery
  • Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens
  • Paul Sellew, Little Leaf Farms

They’ll be joined by Ross Farnsworth, vice president of Produce with Wakefern. The panel will be moderated by Tom Stenzel, executive director of the CEA Alliance.

“This is a great opportunity to hear from some of the most successful founders of the indoor leafy greens category, as we look together at the future of indoor produce at retail,” Stenzel said.

Registration is now open for the New York Produce Show.

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