With the increasing demand for locally grown greenhouse produce, DelFrescoPure® announces phase 1 its 25-acre greenhouse production expansion. The expansion will be in full production by September 2021 to fulfill demand for Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes and strawberries for 2021-2022 winter production.
“With the demand for locally grown Ontario greenhouse tomatoes, DelFrescoPure® is leveraging that demand with expansion plans. We’re planning three phases to keep up with consumer demand for tomatoes and strawberries,” said Carl Mastronardi, president of Del Fresco Produce Ltd.
DelFrescoPure's expansion will be in full production by September 2021 to fulfill demand for Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes and strawberries for 2021-2022 winter production.
The expansion features new technology for growing in all seasons, including energy curtains and grow lights to provide over the three quarters of a half million square-foot controlled microclimate environment for growing tomatoes.
“We are proud to offer our retail partners and consumers high-quality locally grown greenhouse tomatoes from the September 2021 winter production season,” said Ray Mastronardi, vice-president of sales. “The decision to expand the winter tomato program was made clear with our retail partners asking for more acreage to meet the demand of the consumers."
With the increased consumption of locally grown tomatoes, DelFrescoPure® expansion offers a quality produce experience to consumers with a reduced food miles target for the Canadian and U.S. marketplace.
DelFrescoPure® brands greenhouse tomatoes under Delights Blushing with Flavor®, Mini Mixers®, Ombra®, G.R.Eat!® and Heirloom® and it also offers beefsteak and tomatoes on the vine with retail partners.