November 21, 2018



Inspired Greens Producing to Meet Frantic Demand for Clean, Safe, Local Lettuce

Innovative Alberta greenhouse offers lettuce grown in pristine conditions


COALDALE – A $60 million investment into the world’s most innovative greenhouse technology was based on a fundamental premise: clean means clean.


With North American retailers and consumers paying heightened attention to food safety – specifically related to romaine lettuce – Inspired Greens offers greenhouse-grown lettuce varieties grown with triple-filtrated water in a closed, environmentally safe and secure environment.


“Retailers and consumers have a heightened awareness of food safety, quality and taste,” said David Karwacki, Chief Executive Officer of The Star Group of Companies, which built the Inspired Greens greenhouses. “We invested this cutting-edge clean technology to ensure we can unequivocally deliver clean, fresh, healthy lettuce with no concerns about contamination.”


The Inspired Greens greenhouses opened in Coaldale, AB, in June 2017 and can produce up to 12 million heads annually. It is the first North American greenhouse to use this advanced technology, with plants untouched by human hands from seed to harvest. In April 2018, Inspired Greens announced plans to double its production capacity based on strong industry and consumer demand.


Inspired Greens and Inspired Leaves are available in grocery stores across Western Canada and in select markets in the western United States.


Star CEO David Karwacki is available for media interviews in Calgary today and tomorrow (November 21 - 22). Media outlets interested in touring the Inspired Greens facility this week or interviewing Karwacki can contact:


Devon Kennedy

Director of Marketing

Star Group of Companies

(604) 910-3394



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