NatureFresh Farms builds new distribution center
NatureFresh Farms has broken ground on a new 106,000-square-foot distribution center in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. Set to be located next to NatureFresh’s Phase 6 greenhouse, construction is to be completed by mid-summer.
Family owned and operated, NatureFresh employs more than 500 people across all of its greenhouses & distribution centers in both Canada and the U.S.
The distribution center will enable NatureFresh to increase production and specialty packaging on site, according to the company. The new facility will be complimentary to the existing five distribution centers that are currently operational across the company’s 130 acres in Leamington, Ontario.
NatureFresh also opened a 60,000-square-foot facility in Toledo, Ohio, in fall 2016 to service the new 45 acres of greenhouse tomato production in Delta, Ohio. Due to the success of its Ohio tomato program, the company has already outgrown the Toledo facility six months after opening the doors and will be expanding in the months to come.
After doubling its Organic Bell Pepper acreage in 2016, NatureFresh recently launched its new USDA Certified Organic TOV’s and Organic Red Grape Tomatoes. The company also unveiled its new Canadian grown TOMZ Snacking Tomatoes in March that are being packed in new top seal formats. NatureFresh grows its proprietary TOMZ brand snacking tomatoes in Delta, Ohio (winter production) and Leamington, Ontario (summer production).
To learn more about NatureFresh Farms, visit www.naturefresh.ca.