Fifth Season Expands Salad Delivery and Subscription Service With New Vegan Option

Salad delivery service gives Pittsburgh-area residents new options for delicious, nutritious, safe and fresh at-home dining.

PITTSBURGH. Oct. 23, 2020 - Fifth Season, a vertical- and robotic-farming pioneer headquartered in Pittsburgh, has expanded its recently launched line of salads for delivery to residents of the greater Pittsburgh area, as well as bolstered the company’s salad subscription service, with new varieties and mixes including a new vegan option. 


Fifth Season consumers have long asked for a vegan option, and while all of its salads are plant-based, the company’s new Toasted Tuscan is the first that’s entirely vegan. Fifth Season is currently developing additional salad offerings for launch later this year, including additional vegan options. 


All Fifth Season salad mixes and greens are grown indoors locally, pesticide-free and are guaranteed to last weeks in your fridge.


Fifth Season offers salad mix varieties for delivery including: 

  • Toasted Tuscan (vegan) — Sun-dried tomatoes bring an Italian twist to a rich, sweet spinach topped with savory lentils, crunchy bagel chips and a bright vinaigrette dressing.
  • Crunchy Sesame — Fifth Season’s earthy, zesty Three Rivers Blend (Leaf Broccoli, Green Mizuna, Red Pac Choi, Red Frilly Mustard, and Red Mustard Greens) is mixed with crunchy sesame sticks, dried cranberries, farro, and a bold ginger mandarin dressing.
  • Spicy Southwest — Fifth Season’s Bridge City Blend (Chinese Cabbage, Red and Green Tatsoi, and Red and Green Frilly Mustard) is kicked up a few notches with a Southwestern-inspired blend of black beans, crunchy salsa corn sticks, salty Cotija cheese, pepitas, and a fiery chipotle ranch dressing.
  • Sweet Grains — The brightness of Fifth Season’s Bridge City Blend (Chinese Cabbage, Red and Green Tatsoi, and Red and Green Frilly Mustard) is perfectly complemented by a mix of chickpeas, feta cheese, hearty quinoa, crunchy dried corn, and a tangy poppyseed dressing.


Also available are fresh leafy greens including spinach and Fifth Season’s specialty “Bridge City” and “Three Rivers” blends. All Fifth Season produce sold in Pittsburgh is grown in Pittsburgh, resulting in the freshest salad available to local residents and businesses. 


“Fifth Season cares deeply about our hometown of Pittsburgh, and we understand the pandemic has challenged many local residents and communities to find alternative eating options,” said Austin Webb, co-founder and CEO of Fifth Season. “The freshness of our salads provides our consumers with long-lasting, nutritious and convenient options for any meal occasion. We hope that our newest offering continues our trend of bringing consumers joy and delight through safe and tasty fresh food options.”


Fifth Season salads come in a variety of pack sizes and are delivered directly to customers’ doors. Currently, direct-to-consumer greens and salad subscriptions are available in the Pittsburgh-area at a 10% discount. Local residents and businesses can order Fifth Season salads and greens at www.fifthseasonfresh.com.


In addition to home delivery, Fifth Season salads are sold at several Pittsburgh-area Giant Eagle stores and other local retailers. The company plans to announce additional retail distribution partners and locations soon. 


Fifth Season’s vertical farm is located in Braddock, adjacent to the oldest still-operating steel mill in the country. The company was founded by graduates of Carnegie Mellon University who remain committed to Pittsburgh by supporting local organizations including 412 Food Rescue and For Good PGH

About Fifth Season

Fifth Season’s vertical farms combine proprietary robotics and AI with sustainable agriculture to disrupt the country’s $60 billion produce market and deliver an entirely new category of hyper-local, fresh food. Fifth Season’s newest vertical farm in Braddock, Pa., a historic steel town on the edge of Pittsburgh, features a 25,000-sq.-ft. grow room with twice the growing capacity of traditional vertical farms. It is set to grow more than 500,000 lbs. of produce in its first full year of operation. The company’s fresh, tender lettuces, spinach, arugula, “Bridge City” and “Three Rivers” blends, as well as their herbs, receive individualized attention as sensors monitor every condition — humidity, pH, light, nutrient mix — and adjust to each plant’s needs. Fifth Season can even determine the perfect nourishment to give varietals their own buttery or crispy, soft, sharp, or tangy flavor and texture. For more information on Fifth Season, its technology and produce, visit www.fifthseasonfresh.com.