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80 Acres Farms Introduces Grab-and-Go Salad Kits in Four States

Key Takeaways

  • 80 Acres Farms is launching ready-to-eat salad kits in over 200 locations across Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
  • The company offers three curated kits: Feelin’ Gouda, Greekin’ Out, and Rockin’ Ranchero.
  • The salad kits will be available in various stores, including Heinen’s Grocery Store, Dorothy Lane Market, and Kroger stores.
  • The launch coincides with the company’s plans to open a new 200,000-square-foot farm in Boone County, Kentucky.

80 Acres Farms, a leader in the vertical farming industry, is making its debut in the grab-and-go fresh meals market. Starting this month, the company’s ready-to-eat salad kits will be available in more than 200 locations across Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Meeting Consumer Needs

“Busy consumers are looking for convenience and health and wellness,” said Leah Vanwoerkom, VP of Marketing & Brand at 80 Acres Farms. “We saw a gap in the ready-to-eat salad category for clean, wholesome products without fillers or artificial preservatives, so we decided to fill it.”

Curated Salad Kits

The company is launching three curated salad kits to cater to different tastes:

  • Feelin’ Gouda: Features red and green leaf lettuces, gouda cheese, apple chips, dried cherries, sea salt pecans, and a poppy seed vinaigrette.
  • Greekin’ Out: Includes red and green leaf lettuces, feta cheese, marinated artichokes, pickled beets, garlic croutons, and a Mediterranean-inspired dressing.
  • Rockin’ Ranchero: Comprises crispy leaf lettuce, white cheddar cheese, black beans, crunchy corn, pickled onions, and a smoky chipotle dressing.

Availability and Expansion

The salad kits are available at select stores, including Heinen’s Grocery Store in Chicago and Cleveland, Dorothy Lane Market in Dayton, and Kroger stores in Cincinnati and Columbus. In the coming weeks, the kits will also be available at Heine Brothers Coffee shops in Louisville and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, among other locations.

Future Plans

This launch comes as 80 Acres Farms is gearing up to open a new 200,000-square-foot farm in Boone County, Kentucky, capable of producing 40 million servings annually. The company has several other farms and research facilities across the U.S. and the Netherlands.

Image provided by 80 Acres Farms.

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