Listen: The case for growing lettuce in New England
"Most of the lettuce eaten in the United States. Comes I'm from California and Arizona. Regions expected to see more drought as the climate warms from. There it's all around the country generating carbon pollution with every three mile. But some say there's a better way if we all want to enjoy fresh produce that we need to grow it in many different spots regionally rather than just one part of the country. Matthew Meisel is chief financial officer of literally farms we decided let's grow lettuce year. Round in New England and the company grows more than two million pounds a year in a five Acre greenhouse in Massachusetts Meisel says the greenhouses not only closer to east coast consumers. Its location also allows the company to take advantage of the region's ample rainfall. We don't have a water shortage. In New England. We have abundant natural water. We capture rainwater. Ruben we store it and that's all the water that we use on our crop and they'll farming through a cold. Winter requires heating and lighting greenhouse in house shifting to renewables can reduce dependence on fossil fuels. So meisel says the time is right to rethink. How and where vegetables are"