Food In Canada

Greenhouse grower steps in to re-open production site

Quebec’s Serres Sagami takes over Serres Lacoste operations

December 15, 2014   Food in Canada

Stéphane Roy: President and CEO of Serres Sagami (CNW Group/Serres Sagami)

Ste-Sophie, Que. – Tomato producer Serres Sagami has entered into an agreement with Farm Credit Canada to take over production of greenhouse tomatoes at Serres Lacoste in Les Éboulements in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

 

Serres Lacoste shut down its three-hectare production site in early November, after its owners filed for bankruptcy.

Stéphane Roy, president and CEO of Serres Sagami.

Stéphane Roy, president and CEO of Serres Sagami.

 

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The Charlevoix region has lost almost 200 jobs since April 2014, several of them in the agri-food industry. The re-opening of the Serres Lacoste greenhouse will create nearly 40 jobs.

 

With this acquisition Ste-Sophie-based Serres Sagami becomes one of the largest greenhouse producers in Quebec.


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