DENVER, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VertiFresh, LLC ("VertiFresh") is pleased to announce that starting today, Denver-based MAD Greens Inspired Eats ("MAD Greens") will begin offering its signature "Alferd Packer" summertime salad made with all locally grown ingredients – including VertiFresh hydroponic lettuce. MAD Greens' customers will be among the first in Denver to sample the company's premium quality lettuce, grown using the patent pending PharmPlex(tm) hydroponic cultivation system produced by FusionPharm, Inc. (OTC: FSPM), also based in Denver. For more information on FusionPharm Inc. go to www.fusionpharminc.com.
"Together MAD Greens and VertiFresh are doing our part to make a positive impact on Denver's environment and economy," said William Sears, founder of VertiFresh. "We know customers are committed to products that are good for them and good for the environment, and as two local companies, all our food dollars stay in the community." "All of the lettuce Mad Greens customers will be enjoying in the Alferd Packer Salad will be picked fresh and delivered to Mad Greens within 24 hours, ensuring the freshest snd most nutritious product possible," added Sears.
Hydroponics (method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil) as a commercial plant growing technique has been in use for many years. VertiFresh is taking this concept to a new level in making urban farming a reality in Denver. Using the patent pending Pharmplex indoor cultivation system, which utilizes repurposed steel shipping containers to cultivate plants indoors, the company can grow premium quality produce literally minutes away from local restaurants and markets. Urban farming eliminates long distance, refrigerated food transportation which robs produce of vital nutrients and involves burning large amounts of fossil fuels. Urban farming using hydroponics also uses less than 10% of the water required for similar-sized traditional farming.
About VertiFresh, LLC.
VertiFresh is a Denver based company dedicated to growing the highest quality vegetables and culinary herbs for local restaurants and retailers. VertiFresh's premium quality, pesticide-free vegetables and herbs are grown in sterile container greenhouses using clean, renewable energy. VertiFresh products can be found in local retail and dining establishments that are committed to providing their customers with the freshest and finest foods available. For more information visit www.vertifresh.com.
About MAD Greens Inspired Eats
Known for healthy food with a big dose of fun, MAD Greens serves up "Inspired Eats," high quality ingredients served fresh in interesting combinations. Salads, soups, wraps and Panini sandwiches fill out the lunch and dinner menu. MAD Greens currently has 11 inspired eateries in Denver, Boulder, Longmont and Fort Collins. Named Best Healthy Lunch in Denver for 2007, 2008 and 2009 by CBS Channel 7's "A-list," "Top 100 Movers & Shakers" by Fast Casual.com from 2008 through 2012 and "Emerging Business of the Year" by the Denver Metro Chamber, the eatery is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. For more information and restaurant locations please visit www.madgreens.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MADgreens.
For more information please contact:
4360 Vine Street
Denver Colorado 80216
Phone: (303) 398-7081
SOURCE VertiFresh, LLC