One of the biggest open field growers in North America, Taylor Farms, enters the greenhouse growing market with an investment in greenhouse company Pure Green Farms. "This expansion into greenhouse grown fresh offerings will complement our existing 122,200 crop acre field grown program and 16 salad producing facilities across North America," the company announces.
"We're excited to venture into the industry of indoor growing with this investment," said Bruce Taylor, Founder and CEO, Taylor Farms. "Our customer partners have asked for a national solution and this is our first step."
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The news comes only two weeks after VegPro, one of Canada's biggest open field lettuce growers, announced to invest in the greenhouse industry as well. They are to invest in a 10 acre facility in Sherrington, Montérégie. Taylor Farms is even bigger. The company distributes to chains like McDonald's and Chipotle.
Pure Green Farms' already established facility located in South Bend, Indiana, is a climate-controlled environment equipped with high-tech machinery that grows, packs and ships leafy greens year-round. Pure Green Farms' first harvest was in March 2020 and operates on a site that can potentially expand up to 300 acres. This operation produces the most popular and great tasting greenhouse leafy green varieties in the most efficient automated greenhouse system.
"We are thrilled to work alongside an industry leading company like Taylor Farms," said Joe McGuire, CEO Pure Green Farms. "We know this is just the beginning of a fantastic relationship with Taylor Farms and we're looking forward to continuing to address the increasing demand for local product offerings."