NatureFresh™ Farms Announces Tomatoes Are Ready and Available All Winter Long
- by Kayla Webb
DELTA, OH - As we finish up the last couple of weeks left in 2018, NatureFresh™ Farms is continuing through its third winter growing season at its Delta, Ohio-based facility, including picking, packing, and shipping fresh, flavorful tomatoes.
“Our retail partners within the northeastern region of the United States can now provide high-value Ohio-grown products to their customers when locally-grown food is typically not available. With such an effective arrangement, it wouldn’t surprise me if we add more acreage in Ohio in the future,” said Sales Manager Paul Schockman.
Schockman also noted that the Delta greenhouse has helped NatureFresh Farms offer locally-grown tomatoes during the coldest months of the year when traditional farms are not in operation thanks to features like High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting fixtures, a powerful grow light technology that allows for winter tomato production.
NatureFresh Farms’ Delta greenhouse—which was strategically built on 45 acres in the northwestern region of the Buckeye state to allow for quick transport of products to the company’s North American retail partners—has experienced great success with consistently healthy crops and high fruit yields every season since 2015, according to a press release. And this season is no exception, with the greenhouse grower producing tomatoes-on-the-vine, beefsteak tomatoes, and a wide selection of specialty varieties perfect for retailers looking to keep their shelves stocked all year long.
In addition to sitting on a great location for quick and easy transportation, the Delta greenhouse has also helped the NatureFresh Farms team develop a strong partnership with the Ohio Proud program. This program includes featuring the Ohio Proud sticker on all tomato products grown and packed at the NatureFresh Farms USA location as a means to ensure shoppers are supporting local growers and promoting local agriculture by purchasing Ohio-grown products.
As 2018 wraps up, NatureFresh Farms is looking forward to reaching new heights in 2019 and beyond. To stay up-to-date on the latest in fresh produce as we head into the new year, stay tuned to AndNowUKnow.