On November 8th, 2019, Nature Fresh Farms celebrated its 20 years of growing with an anniversary event that marked a major milestone for the company along with the announcement of an exciting addition of a Group Retirement Plan to their existing benefits plan.
The special event was organized at their Phase 3 facility where 270 employees were present to commemorate the company’s 20 years of success. With everyone in high spirits and enjoying the afternoon event, General Manager, John Ketler, and CEO Peter Quiring, took the opportunity to extend their gratitude to all Nature Fresh Farm employees for their hard work and dedication over the last 20 years followed by the announcement that Nature Fresh Farms will be offering their employees a Group Retirement Plan.
The Group Retirement Plan allows employees to conveniently contribute to the plan through payroll deductions before tax is calculated. The amount is then matched by Nature Fresh Farms allowing employees to save more for their retirement and receive immediate tax relief from those savings. Nature Fresh Farms hopes this new benefit will help existing employees plan for their future but also act as an incentive attracting new hires since this benefit is uncommon within the industry.
“The 20th anniversary celebration gave us the perfect opportunity to express our appreciation to our employees by announcing the extension of their current benefits plan which now includes the Group Retirement Plan,” shared John Ketler, “Nature Fresh Farms most valuable asset is its employees and we want to help provide for our amazing team.”
Beginning as a buy and sell project in 1999, Nature Fresh Farms has transitioned into a large independent greenhouse produce growers in Canada. Within their 20 years of innovation and growth, Nature Fresh Farms has had many accomplishments including their recent 32-acre expansion bringing their total family-owned facilities to 200 acres advancing their operations to year-round growing in Leamington. They have taken significant steps to further integrate sustainability within their operations exemplified this year by the successful introduction of their new compostable cucumber trays.