Lettuce is creating a sustainable, hyper-local ecosystem that grows and distributes food that's healthier, tastier, fresher, and costs less.
One yard at a time.
What we see in the world . . .
The vast majority of food consumed today has poor nutritional quality, harmful substances, and high ecological impact.
Great resources -
Meanwhile, urban areas have the infrastructure needed to grow food - land (those yards!), water, labor and consumers.
Farming requires expertise, time, money and labor. Result: It's uncommon in urban areas.
to eat local
Eating what's grown locally has been an innate part of the human evolution that is making a come back.
what we eat
What we eat has a direct impact on our health, productivity, ecology, the healthcare system and the economy.
Lettuce was started in response to these observations. We saw the opportunity to create an alternative food production and distribution system that addresses them.
Lettuce lives and grows by these principles . . .
It is built into everything we do, how we do it and why. From where we source materials to what we plant and everything in between.
The one area where human progress has resulted in poorer quality, is one of the most important of them all - food. We exist to correct that.
We respect nature and strive to improve our understand of it, and the evolution it has gone through over millions of years.
We use science to learn about the complex processes of nature and seek to harness the collective efforts of the scientific community.
We develop and deploy leading-edge technologies that improve quality, yields, the customer experience, and reduce our prices.
Our goal is to make high quality food more affordable for everyone. We look to partner with various organizations to make this happen.
We strive to stimulate social connections within and across communities through the growing and sharing of food.
The Lettuce model is a shift in the way food is grown and distributed:
Chemical fertilizers + Pesticides
Mass harvests @ suboptimal times
Spray preservatives / wax
Transported long distances to stores
On refrigerated displays
Sprayed for freshness
Picked into a bag
Food on Table
What inspires us
We are inspired everyday by things we read, watch, listen or experience. Here are a few that go deep in our hearts and minds:
The local food movement.
The organic food scam.
Impact of deliveries.
The sharing economy companies
The organic food scam.
The organic food scam.
Approaches to growing food & beyond
Here are some perspectives on our approaches to farming, operations, member service and more:
We are constantly evolving partnerships that make food production and distribution more sustainable. We look forward to your ideas of how we could work together:
Lettuce partners with cities to bring jobs and the benefits of urban farming to its citizens, by reinvigorating community gardens, and establishing networks in neighborhoods that need it the most.Reach out
Vegetable gardens are a terrific way for schools to teach kids about nature and how food grows. We work with schools to put Lettuce Farms in their yards and maintain them - for free! In fact, we give a share of our revenue back to the school/PTA.Apply now
Lettuce partners with neighborhood associations for building Lettuce Networks within and around their neighborhoods.Reach out
Landscapers & Gardeners
In certain areas, Lettuce partners with established contractors, landscapers and gardeners for the deployment of Farms with consistently high standards. We’d love to hear of your expertise in these areas.Reach out
Tremendous progress is being made in agtech and we actively investigate and integrate the latest into our Farms and operations. If you have something new that we should check out, please reach out!Connect
We look to partner with universities doing research in agriculture, agtech, food and nutrition. We also offer exciting internships to students in these areas.Connect
We partner with organic farmers who grow food in or around urban areas to supply produce that’s experiencing high demand and short supply in our network.Reach out
Our most important partnerships are with our members and our GreenThumbs:
Lettuce Network Members
Being a member of the Lettuce Network means a lot more than a typical provider-customer relationship. It means we are in this thing together - learning, adapting, evolving - to improve our quality, yields and processes.Learn more
GreenThumbs are the lifeblood of the Lettuce Network - working at the ground level, literally, to serve our members, and be the source of the steady stream of feedback that makes what we do better.Apply to be a GreenThumb
Lettuce’s team is comprised of technologists, scientists, agriculturists, chefs, designers and operational experts. Though we were founded in and are headquartered in beautiful Austin, Texas, Lettuce has a decentralized management structure and processes that enables it to sprout and grow networks in any part of the US.
Be a Lettuce GreenThumb
Lettuce is powered by nature, technology and most importantly, great people.
People who love nature and its processes.
Who love technology’s potential to enrich our lives.
Who want to work and earn a decent wage on their own clock.
Who love their neighborhoods and want the opportunity to work in it.
Who love being outdoors.
People who are responsible, smart and energetic.
And of course, who love food, especially when it is fresh, nutritious and safe.
Does this match who you are? Then we invite you to apply to become a Lettuce GreenThumb!
Lettuce is also hiring full-time people in various locations and positions.Explore Careers at Lettuce
Still got questions?
About pets, pests, weather, vacation holds and more? We bet you do!
Get answers to these and other questions in our Help Center.
You can also send us an email.
Or call us at 855-269-3276.