Red Sun Farms Invests in Tech for Year-Round Canadian Supply
- by Anne Allen
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA - In an ever-shifting market, the key to advancement, it would seem, is new technology. Red Sun Farms is wholeheartedly embracing new technology by lighting up a high-tech greenhouse that will ensure a year-round local supply from Canada.
"Introducing these new technologies into the greenhouses will allow Red Sun Farms to offer year-round supply from Ontario," Jim DiMenna, President, remarked in a press release. “Usually over the winter months, we ship our product from Mexico to Canada; however, this new lighting technology will allow us to give some of our Canadian customer's limited products over the winter months."
In order to support this year-round project of Ontario-grown produce, Red Sun Farms is building a new state-of-the-art facility with a dedicated, partially lit growing area. This investment, the company noted, will allow for a longer growing season for specialty tomatoes.
Additionally, Red Sun’s second project includes 42 lit acres, all of which are dedicated to growing year-round in both organic and conventional farming. New technology allows for the greenhouse grower to extend its growing season into the winter months. This is a direct response to the consumer demand for local produce year-round.
And last, but certainly not least, Red Sun is introducing a first-of-its-kind tech that will supply Ontario peppers 365 days a year. This unique technology, the company explained, recreates and modulates the full spectrum of the sun's natural light, essentially enabling the farm to deseasonalize productions.
We’re here to cover the latest in the competitive greenhouse sector, so stay tuned.