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NatureFresh Farms to expand its operations

NatureFresh Farms will begin construction on a 32-acre greenhouse facility this summer and plans to be growing tomatoes there by 2019

Leamington, Ont. – A new, 32-acre greenhouse is going up in Ontario later this year.

NatureFresh Farms announced in a statement that construction on the new greenhouse will begin this summer and it’s expected to be operational by 2019.

To see the full statement, click here.

The company says the new facility will grow a variety of tomatoes “using supplemental lighting allowing for year-round production.”

On its website, NatureFresh says it has grown to become one of the largest independent greenhouse produce growers in Canada, as well as one of the largest greenhouse bell pepper growers in North America.

The company grows organic red grape tomatoes, organic tomatoes on the vine, tomatoes on the vine, beefsteak tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cocktail tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, snacking tomatoes, long English cucumbers, mini cucumbers, greenhouse grown bell peppers, organic bell peppers and mini sweet peppers.

In the statement, the company says it built a 45-acre facility in Ohio in 2015, where it also grows its TOMZ brand of Snaking Tomatoes, Tomatoes-on-the-Vine, and Beefsteak Tomatoes.

The company says “these crops are grown using High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting, allowing year-round availability of Ohio-grown tomatoes. With supplemental lighting and other innovations being launched in the new facility, the Leamington, Ont. greenhouse will be equipped with the same state-of-the-art growing technologies as seen in Ohio.”

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