CHICAGO — Peapod will offer organic, aquaponic greens in the Chicago area from local indoor farmer Farmedhere, the retailer announced.


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The online retailer plans to offer Farmedhere’s salad mixes, baby arugula, sweet and Thai basil, mint and vinaigrettes.

“Locally grown is the way to go,” Tony Stallone, Peapod Fresh Markets expert, said in a press release. “At Peapod, we support the farm-to-shelf movement, and Farmedhere’s fresh, flavorful greens — sourced within 15 miles and 24 hours of harvest — will be a welcome addition to our online produce aisles.”

Farmedhere is the only USDA organic-certified aquaponic indoor growing system. The company does not use chemicals or pesticides, and its vertical farming methods result in 12 times the yield of traditional agriculture.

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