Nature Fresh Farms Showcases Micro Greenhouse Operation at the “The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair" in Toronto
- by Jordan Okumura
TORONTO, CANADA - Nature Fresh Farms is bringing its first-of-its-kind micro greenhouse to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. From November 7th-16th, fair attendees will be able to get an up-close look at this groundbreaking mobile unit when visiting the Exhibition Place in the Direct Energy Center.
“We welcome the opportunity to connect face to face with consumers as often as we can,” stated Peter Quiring, President. “The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto is a fantastic event for us to showcase our micro greenhouse operation. It gives us an opportunity, first hand, to help educate consumers about greenhouse grown produce. The micro greenhouse is a living attraction and allows us to physically demonstrate to consumers how tomato plants are grown in a greenhouse environment, it really helps put things in perspective.”
Nature Fresh's micro greenhouse, which highlights the 11 core elements of the growing process, is equipped with live plants growing fresh tomatoes, a complete irrigation & heating system and a contained area with live bees. The grower's Integrated Pest Management System (IPM) uses helpful bees and ladybugs to pollinate the crops in the greenhouse and keep bad bugs away.
The Nature Fresh team enjoyed great success at the United Fresh Convention in June 2013 and it hopes to carry this momentum into the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The Nature Fresh team will be on site throughout the fair to answer questions about its operation and greenhouse grown produce in general. Corporate Chef Henry Furtado will also be on-hand at the Food & Lifestyle Change to prepare dishes for fairgoers, according to a press release.
Be sure to look for Nature Fresh at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to learn more!