LEAMINGTON, ON - Westmoreland-Topline Farms has been pursuing an ambitious agenda for growth and innovation as of late, with forward-thinking sustainability initiatives and steady work toward an expanded organic product line. I recently had a chance to catch up with Account Manager Jimmy Coppola and ask him about the company’s current focus on organic growing and goals for the immediate future.
“Our main focus is to enhance the quality of life of others through safe and healthy food choices, and we continue to do so by growing, packing, and shipping high-quality, flavorful produce to all our partners so they can help us in our effort,” Jimmy tells me, noting that the provider of greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers, seedless cucumbers, and specialty produce has plans in the works to continue growing its organic line—with new products slated for next season.
“We are expanding our organic offerings. We currently grow, pack, and distribute organic cluster tomatoes and organic grapes tomatoes,” says Jimmy. “Next season we look to continue expanding our organic offerings and will soon include organic cucumbers, organic beefsteak tomatoes, and organic mini cucumbers.”
And after recently completing an impressive solar panel installation at the company’s Leamington facility, Jimmy notes, the company’s growing practices are more sustainable than ever.
“We recently completed our rooftop solar panel installation which helps with our sustainability initiatives in generating electricity that we can use and any excess is available for surrounding businesses, houses, and greenhouses to utilize,” Jimmy says. “This is helping us offset our carbon footprint and will ensure we continue to do so well into the future.”
The company will be showcasing its organic offerings and other gourmet greenhouse produce at booth #410 at next month’s 2017 PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo, held July 28-30 in Monterey, California.
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