An indoor hydroponics farm in the area has a new leader.
John Green was named the CEO of Revolution Farms, according to the company last week. He was the acting CEO for the past three months.
He is a founding investor in the 85,000-square-foot indoor farm in Caledonia, and he serves as the chair of its board.
Green is also the executive chairman of Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. He will continue to serve Founders “during its ownership transition” and “maintain roles” with Odyssey Media Group and Cirkul.
“We launched Revolution Farms to change the world by changing the way we grow food,” Green said. “Our revolution begins at home, by growing closer to where we live, more sustainably, with less water and land and figuring out how to accomplish this in Michigan all year long."
Revolution grows with 95% fewer acres and 90% less water than “traditional farming methods,” according to Green.
Green is also involved in the community: a director of the Grand Valley State University Foundation; founding board member of Grand Rapids Whitewater; board member and past chair of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market; and board member of The Island School.
Revolution Farms produces more than 500,000 pounds of lettuce and salad greens for Michigan and the Midwest every year.
Its lettuce is available in more than 100 SpartanNash stores across Michigan, as well as through Doorganics for delivery and VanEerden for the food service industry.