NatureFresh Farms, Canada, celebrates its 20-year anniversary with the opening of a newly-developed 32-acre greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario, Canada.
After 9 months of construction, the facility employs 80 team members and measures 32 acres, with ample space to grow hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomato varieties year-round. NatureFresh Farms grows just over 15 acres of tomatoes-on-the-vine and over 15 acres of a diverse range of specialty tomato varieties, including Red Cherry, Red Grape and Cocktail Tomatoes.
“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,” says 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.”
This state-of-the-art greenhouse is also equipped with innovative technology, including self-driving cart systems, high-pressure sodium supplemental lighting fixtures and vertical circulation fans.