NatureFresh™ Farms Celebrates Newly-Developed 32-Acre Greenhouse
- by Lilian Diep
LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO - NatureFresh™ Farms recently announced the completion of its brand-new 32-acre greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario. The company’s newest greenhouse took nine months and is 7.3 meters tall (a little under 24 feet). NatureFresh Farms is celebrating the completion of the project conjunctly with its 20-year milestone.
“NatureFresh Farms made a major commitment to year-round consistency in supply, quality, and flavor five years ago when we built our greenhouse in Ohio for winter production. This allowed us to offset the typical growing season for Canada, and it has been a tremendous success for our retail partners—and consumers have shown support for the USA-grown program from the start,” commented Matt Quiring, Executive Retail Sales Accounts Manager. “That demand continues to grow each year. We are excited to be able to offer retailers and consumers in Ontario and Canada that same consistency in supply, quality, and flavor that local products offer!”
According to the press release, just over 15 acres are dedicated to Tomatoes-on-the-Vine and over 15 acres for a diverse range of Specialty Tomato varieties, including Red Cherry, Red Grape, and Cocktail Tomatoes. The fresh and local produce is available year-round due to the innovative technology equipped in this state-of-the-art greenhouse. Self-driving cart systems, High-Pressure Sodium supplemental lighting fixtures, and Vertical Circulation Fans are just a few examples of the innovative technology being used in this cutting-edge facility—all of which will help the NatureFresh Farms' Tomato crop grow during the winter months and produce high-quality food on a consistent basis. The completion of this greenhouse brings NatureFresh Farms to over 200 acres of family-owned facilities.
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