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US (PA): Little Leaf Farms to open new 10-acre greenhouse in McAdoo

Little Leaf Farms has further expanded in McAdoo, Pennsylvania with a new greenhouse set to open this fall. The new 10-acre greenhouse is the third greenhouse for Little Leaf Farms in the state.

The 10 additional acres of greenhouse space will increase Little Leaf Farms' Pennsylvania staff count to over 300 and support the company's expansion throughout the Southeast and Midwest regions, increasing its retail presence to over 7,000 grocery stores.

"With our latest expansion in Pennsylvania, which increases our total acreage and supports our progress toward our goal of reaching $200 million in retail sales this year, we are well positioned to continue to lead the CEA leafy green industry," said Paul Sellew, Founder and CEO of Little Leaf Farms. "Importantly, it expands our commitment of bringing fresh, leafy greens to all."

Little Leaf Farms currently represents nearly 50% of packaged salad grown through CEA in the U.S.1 and is accessible to over 53% of the country's population, which will continue to grow once the new greenhouse opens. The brand plans to open several more greenhouses in the future to continue to serve its growing consumer base and remains focused on delivering its leafy greens to more grocery stores in the Southeast and Midwest regions.

Little Leaf Farms also recently closed a new credit facility with capacity of $250 million, comprised of term loan facilities, delayed draw facilities, and a revolving credit line.

The transaction was arranged with a syndicate of banks led by Bank of America, alongside banks within the Farm Credit System, demonstrating a strong commitment from the financial community to support Little Leaf Farms' growth trajectory.

"Securing this substantial credit facility marks a significant achievement for Little Leaf Farms as we continue to invest in expanding our operations and meeting the increasing demand for locally grown, sustainably produced lettuce," continued Sellew. "This funding will enable us to accelerate our growth plans, further strengthening our position as a leader in the CEA industry."

"We are gratified to continue our longstanding partnership with Little Leaf Farms," said Randy Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Bank of America. "This transaction underscores our confidence in the company's vision and ability to execute its strategic initiatives. We remain committed to providing tailored financial solutions to support their continued success."

For more information:
Little Leaf Farms
P.O. Box 2069
Devens, MA 01434
844-LIL-LEAF (844-545-5323)
[email protected]

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