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US grocery store expands offering of indoor grown lettuce

Springworks Farm announced that it is now the exclusive provider of whole-head romaine lettuce to Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Springworks Farm’s certified organic lettuce travels just 34 miles from its aquaponic greenhouse facilities in Lisbon to Hannaford’s…

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Adaptation to climate change:

Large-scale implementation of vegetable production with water reuse

From pilot project to large-scale implementation: The process of food production with recycled water, successfully developed in the HypoWave research project, is entering large-scale application for the first time, says the Institute for Social-Ecological Research. In the course of follow-up project…

Greenhouse plastic waste in Spain

Last week, France 24 broadcasted a documentary report called 'Spain: the challenge of plastic recycling in Andalusia, the garden of Europe'  in which it delved into the issue of…

AeroFarms:

Vertical farming’s role in non-fresh produce sector

“What we grow is often dictated by the problems in the existing supply chain. We’ve built our platform, the mechanical environment pulled together by the data science, to grow different plants,” says David Rosenberg, CEO and co-founder of AeroFarms. In September 2021, AeroFarms announced its partnership…

Brussels approves €120 million in aid to transform and modernize greenhouses in Spain

The European Commission has approved €120 million, which will be taken from the recovery funds of the European Union, for Spain so they can support the transformation and…

"Unexpected increase in demand for Refresh nets after the summer"

"It could be because of the results we have obtained over the past few months or due to the sunny and dry summer; anyway, we have registered a booming demand for our Refresh white nets. They are recommended for fresh-cut vegetables, i.e. delicate crops with a short cycle, and they create a favorable…

Colorado indoor organic farm Spring Born announces two new hires

Spring Born, a 2.5-acre organic greenhouse in Colorado, welcomes Danielle Davis, the new director of marketing and sales, and Josh Budka, the new head grower, to the team. Davis is a food systems, marketing, and sales expert with more than a decade of experience within fresh produce, meat, and seafood.…

Unfold:

"We can focus more on quality and how the product satisfies consumer needs”

“In vertical farming, it is interesting how quickly the industry has grown without specific varieties or seeds developed for that purpose,” says John Purcell, CEO and president of Unfold. The California-based company has made its mission the development of seeds and varieties and digital solutions for…

Tomato cultivation declines across Europe due to high costs and ToBRV

The situation for tomatoes is so complicated that their production seems to be declining steadily. Rising energy and raw material costs, combined with the spread of ToBRV in several production areas, are leading to a sharp decline in tomato yields in Europe. "Despite the current difficulties, the…

Greenhouse lettuce grower acquires East Coast operation

North AmericaPR greenhouse lettuce grower Revol Greens has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc., operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, GA. This establishes its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed on October 12, 2021, entails the purchase of the existing…

Vertical strawberry farm makes Los Angeles home for West Coast expansion

Oishii is opening its newest farm in Los Angeles, making Oishii’s strawberries available outside of the greater New York area for the first time. Oishii - which means ‘delicious’ in Japanese - is known for its Omakase Berry, a strawberry varietal from the foothills of Japan regarded for its sweetness,…

Joint venture supports rapid growth of greenhouse grower

NatureSweet is expanding its operations through a joint venture with Ganfer, a high technology greenhouse grower in Mexico. The joint venture will add more than 200 acres to the more than 1,200 acres already owned by NatureSweet, allowing the company to accelerate its growing capacity. “This expansion is…

Miguel Gonzalez, MG Fruit:

"Spanish tomato growers smell opportunity in the winter months as gas prices explode in the Netherlands"

The Spanish greenhouse vegetable season has restarted in Almeria. The high gas price that the Dutch growers are facing is an opportunity for the Spanish growers, according to Miguel Gonzalez of MG Fruit. "There is definitely talk about that. Especially the Dutch tomato crop under light was on the rise…

Surinamese hybrid cultivation concept sparks interest from international investors

Six years ago, B4Agro&Food-Systems developed a new cultivation concept specifically aimed at a tropical climate, in order to allow Surinamese growers to achieve year-round stability in the production. The low-tech concept combines four forms of hydroponics which were not really used in Suriname until…

Jamaica - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Minister Shaw promises millions of dollars in agri investments

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has announced millions of dollars in investments to be infused into the agricultural sector. Among these will be a US $95m…

Russian Federation sees tomato prices double over past year

The limited supply of greenhouse tomatoes on the Russian market has made it possible for local growers to raise their prices. In fact, the prices for greenhouse tomatoes in…

Shaoul Abramzcyk, Groupe Mandar:

"Our clients want us to grow in the cleanest way, no matter how difficult it is"

“You have to be consistent: whether it’s the vision of the company, or the quality and the taste of your products, you have to be a partner that your customers can rely on,” says Shaoul Abramzcyk. This focus has resulted in a constant growth of the Groupe Mandar, the family company of which he is…

AeroFarms:

US vertical farm expands distribution of leafy greens

AeroFarms announced that, this Fall, it is expanding its distribution of leafy greens to more than 350 Stop & Shop Stores across the Northeast and New England regions including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. “Customers have fallen in love with our greens,” said David…

$783,205 project

Alberta greenhouse and college invest in strawberry and tomato research

Buying “local” has become increasingly important to Canadians. However, in a country where temperatures can stay well below zero for half of the year, and amidst increasing concerns over the impact that recent climate events will have on the agricultural sector, producers are looking for ways to grow and…

US pizza chain switches to greenhouse grown lettuce

"We’ve experienced inconsistent product quality primarily from California growers"

The ongoing boom for the North-American CEA industry is boosted by more and more food service suppliers opting for indoor-grown food. Today Midwest hydroponic grower Pure Green Farms announced that they will be supplying their greens to one of them. The reason is the inconsistent product quality from…

Nature Fresh Farms' new branding touts benefits of greenhouse-grown produce

Nature Fresh Farms, an independent greenhouse produce grower in North America, is sharing its new brand identity that embraces the recent growth and innovation of the company.…

Italy: Strong interest in hydroponic and vertical cultivation

FruitHydroSinni, a company based in the Basilicata region of Italy that sells fruit and vegetables produced using both hydroponic NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) and aeroponic systems, has included in its commercial portfolio the sale of services, such as training, consultancy, and assistance to farmers…

EuroProgress and Med Group joined forces

Open day on the state-of-the-art of high-tech greenhouses

"It was a wonderful day that turned into an almost informal gathering where we could share our thoughts and, above all, talk about the Med Group and EuroProgress, two companies active in the international greenhouse sector," said Jean Pierre Lejeune at the open day in Vittoria, Italy. Those who attended the…

Huelvasol by Agriplast

A coverage of merely 90 microns throughout two strawberry tree campaigns

Reducing costs and environmental impact in agriculture has become, in recent years, one of the key elements for a sustainable development. In the specific case of greenhouse farming, one of the key components that requires attention is the covering film. Technological advances have not only improved the characteristics…

Fall medley tomato packs launched

NatureSweet® launches its new Fall Medley packs and continues to expand its portfolio. NatureSweet introduces CONSTELLATION™ Fall Medley 10oz and 24oz packs to the lineup for tomato lovers looking to add sweetness and vibrancy to their fall snacking and mealtimes. The Fall Medley packs are a bright mix…

Photo report: Europe's largest rooftop greenhouse opened in Belgium

The plans for a research center for horticulture in Roeselare were as impressive as it gets when located on top of the REO Veiling crate shed. And the rooftop greenhouse that was eventually built is certainly equally impressive. Agrotopia was officially opened last Friday. The 9,000m2 roof greenhouse,…

36,000 hectares of greenhouse acreage generate 110,000 jobs

Solar greenhouses in southern Europe are major generators of stable employment

Spain's solar greenhouse sector, based mainly in the provinces of Almería and Granada, generates a total of 110,000 jobs; that is, 24.8% of Andalusia's agricultural employment. Out of this, 78,000 workers are employed in farms (cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, etc.), 24,000 in marketing companies…

Dutch Berries expands to 10 hectares of LED-lit strawberries

"Retailers would love to offer Dutch strawberries year-round"

The greenhouse strawberry season is in full swing at Dutch Berries in the Netherlands. "We're well into it; all our greenhouses are in production," says Boudewijn van der Wal. "The strawberries look good. We had a quiet planting season. But the warm nights have moved things along. The markets seem to be…

“Best Agri Implement Award”

Retractable roof company receives award for progress made in India

Cravo Equipment Ltd has received "The Best Agri Implement Award 2021" from Agribusiness Summit and Agri Awards (ABSA 2021). ABSA is an annual feature organized by Ray Consulting Hyderabad. It honors the achievements and success stories of organizations and individuals actively involved in boosting…

iGUESS-MED project

Four Mediterranean countries support the transition towards innovative, sustainable and competitive greenhouses

iGUESS-MED (Innovative Greenhouse Support System in the Mediterranean Region: efficient fertigation and pest management through IoT based climate control) is a project selected and financed by PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Implementation Structure), which…

“We developed LED lights with 3% PPFD adjustment precision ”

The booth of Anderson Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. demonstrating smart LED grow lights with an adjustable spectrum was one of the most frequently visited sites at the Horti China Fair held in September 2021. Charlie Zhao (CEO) and William Lam (chief engineer) introduced the latest FY50-T series of…

gas, labour, transport, utilities

“Costs for British tomato growers could fivefold”

The British tomato industry is going through the most challenging times Phil Pearson has ever experienced. Being chairman of the technical committee of the Tomato Growers Association and being a tomato grower himself, he not only knows but also is part of the industry, and during yesterdays British…

UK: New hydroponic salad greenhouse planned for South Holland

A new agricultural hydroponics plant is being planned for South Holland, Illinois. Jepco, the local company behind the project, aims to expand its production at Gedney Marsh using techniques designed to reduce environmental impacts. A planning application outlines a three-phase development including ten…

It’s important the consumer knows how to identify CEA-grown produce

How do retailers market indoor-grown produce? Does the consumer know the difference between produce that’s grown indoors versus outdoors? If so, does the consumer care? This article summarizes a panel discussion on the Growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture from a retailer/consumer perspective that…

Smart Technology will drive China’s $90 bln digital agricultural economy

Top agricultural expert Zhao Chunjiang from the Chinese Academy of Engineering stated at the opening of the Smart Agriculture Competition co-organized by Pinduoduo that…

Re-cap of panel discussion at Organic Produce Summit

Controlled Environment Agriculture expected to rapidly grow in the next 10 years

Last week, one of the educational sessions at the Organic Produce Summit included a panel discussion on the Growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA): What's Real and What's Hype? One thing all participants agreed on is that CEA is here to stay. Moderated by Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods…

Photo report Horti China: Market for high-end greenhouse crops has great potential

Last week the 2021 Horti China exhibition took place. The show was combined with many events such as the large-scale Venlo Greenhouse Operation Seminar, the Kingpeng Interactive Greenhouse Salon, the Dutch Protected Greenhouse Technology Forum, and the 2021 Plant Factory Trial Production Technology…

Construction work starts on new Rijk Zwaan Trial Center

Rijk Zwaan is building a new High Tech Trial Center for fruit crops close to its headquarters in De Lier, the Netherlands. It is scheduled to open for growers and other visitors in the second half of 2022. The new High Tech Trial Center will be completely up to date and will support the very latest growing…

From the farm to the table:

Southern European solar greenhouses commit to transparency

Around half of German consumers are increasingly demanding transparency with regard to the origin and production conditions of their food. This is the result of the current…

An intensive and sustainable citrus fruit cultivation starts in the nursery

Azienda agricola Vivaistica Terre Bianche is located at the foothills of Mount Etna, on the Catania plain. The company boasts an experience spanning four generations and specializes in the production of citrus fruit and olive trees for Sicilian, national and foreign intensive groves. Giuseppe Crisafulli (in…

“Potential tomato greenhouse projects halted due to Russian uncertainty”

The Azerbaijan tomato industry has been hit hard by the sanctions and restrictions from Russia, says Ilyas Ahmadov, General Director with Azerbaijan greenhouse company Zira Agro. “Growers try to adapt to the changing market conditions.” Zira AgroAbout 60 kilometers from the Azerbaijan capital Baku the greenhouse…

Mucci Farms expands West and starts exclusive marketing agreement

Mucci Farms is excited to announce it has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, CA facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks.  As part of the agreement with Casey Houweling, Mucci Farms will also open two new distribution…

Horti China takes place in Qingdao, China

China: Rapidly developing greenhouse industry looks for more technical solutions

The Horti Asia is currently taking place in the Qingdao World Expo. The expo is smaller than in previous years because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year, there are about 50 companies with display stands. In addition to the Chinese suppliers of greenhouse installations and related technologies,…

Carpenteria Fossano

Electric 'umbrella' that can be operated remotely

The innovation presented at Macfrut by Carpenteria Fossano is an actual automatic 'umbrella' that can be opened and closed via an electric motor. Detail of the steel truss with the chain system to rewind the cover Opening and closing operations only take a few seconds and can be controlled remotely to be…

Russia: Tomato greenhouse of 100 hectares under construction

A greenhouse complex of 100 hectares is currently under construction in the Russian region of Kabardino-Balkaria. The agro-industrial holding ECO-culture plans to grow in it…

Ben Meadows - Edison

Good results in the glasshouse and strong take up from customers led to triple Tomberry production

Australian greenhouse grower Edison have just started to harvest their new summer crop of Tomberries. The Tomberry is billed as the world’s smallest ‘big’ tomato. Based in Victoria, Edison also grows the Piccolo cherry tomato and the Tinkerbell mini capsicum. “This is our summer crop which will run until…

Retail demand of greens picking up in the fall

Red greenhouse grown Batavia lettuce increasingly popular

Supplies of greenhouse greens from Canada are strong. Rindi Bristol, senior director of Lethbridge County, AB-based Whole Leaf notes that the company recently reevaluated its leafy greens assortment and adjusted volumes in certain varieties. “Our volume is actually on pace or even a smidgen better than…

20 September - 1 October

"A new highlight at this autumn demo is cos lettuce for hydroponic production"

A warm welcome to Rijkzwaan's Hydro Demo, which is taking place from 20 September to 1 October 2021, close to their open-field demo in Fijnaart. "We are expecting it to attract just as much interest as our very first Hydro Demo that was held in June of this year. A new highlight at this autumn demo is…

Nature Fresh Farms doubles Ohio operations with more organic acreage

Nature Fresh Farms has confirmed the expansion of its Ohio operations increasing its organic acreage as well as a plans to build a new distribution center. The property expansion will include doubling the greenhouse acreage from the current 45 acres to 90, with the future extension to be dedicated to…

Mastronardi Produce announces partnership with Colorado solar powered greenhouse company

Mastronardi Produce and VetaNova, operator of solar powered greenhouses, have announced a long-term exclusive distribution agreement of all fruits and vegetables from the…

Controlled Environment Agriculture

New inspiration to increase high tech food production in Wales

A new way to increase high tech food production in Wales has been launched by the Welsh government. It should also have a positive impact on climate change. The new Controlled…

Greenhouse grower partners with California Bluehouse Greenhouse, Inc.

Longvine Growing Co. (formerly known as Houweling's) signed a strategic partnership with Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc., the Southern California Agri-tech firm, who agreed to market greenhouse vegetables produced in the 38-acre high-wire house at the 58-acre, Los Angeles, CA greenhouse and energy campus. “We…

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S. Abraham & Sons launches to-go salads

“Fresh and convenient are two words that we believe should go together"

S. Abraham & Sons, a convenience distributor to approximately 3,500 retailers in eight states throughout the Midwest, is switching its Fruit Ridge Farms brand salads to locally-grown lettuce from Revolution Farms, Michigan’s largest year-round lettuce farm. The Caledonia, Mich.-based hydroponic…

Longvine Growing Co invests in LA based Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc.

Rebranded Houweling's Group partners with new California greenhouse company

Today a new partnership was announced in the US horticultural industry. Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc, which recently revealed their plans for a 2.8 million square feet greenhouse and energy agro-park, signed a strategic partnership with Longvine Growing Co, the rebranded Houweling’s Group, to market its…

Aad van Dijk, The Greenery Growers:

"Retailers' move to year-round Dutch soft fruit is great news for our growers"

Aad van Dijk has years of experience in the greenhouse vegetable sector. Last year he took on the role of Fruit sales manager at The Greenery in the Netherlands. And his first year was certainly one to remember. "There were heat waves, cold weather, and extreme rainfall. As well as times with overall shortages and…

Leaders of Mexico’s horticultural industry come together in person

The AMHPAC Annual Convention in its XIII edition was held with great success, from September 1 to 3 in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico. 300 people participated in this event, representatives of 142 companies, which greatly exceeded the goal set by the national organization. Without a doubt, there was great…

El Ejido: 13,100 hectares of greenhouses

Spanish growers looking to upgrade their greenhouses

Agriculture continues to be the cornerstone of the economy of Almeria's municipality of El Ejido, which leads the province in terms of the number of agricultural holdings. The…

First planting begins in new California greenhouse

Revol Greens’ national growth strategy continues to germinate with the inaugural planting at its recently completed Tehachapi, CA greenhouse. In mid-September, the first harvest of a wide variety of organic baby leaf and head lettuce will follow inside the first phase of Revol Greens’ 64-acre greenhouse.…

Caribbean’s largest fresh berry farm will come to Tobago

As a 12-acre climate-smart hydroponic greenhouse farm, located on Cove Estate in Tobago, is said to be specializing in fresh organic berries and greens for local consumption,…

UAE: Plans unveiled for region’s 'largest' high-tech' fresh produce farming hub

ADQ on Tuesday unveiled its plans to launch the UAE’s first fresh produce AgTech Park to accelerate sustainable innovation-centric food production and distribution. The new AgTech Park project in Al Ain Industrial City (AAIC) under Abu Dhabi Ports’ Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster will also help…

Full lineup of organic greenhouse grown vegetables on display at OPS

Pure Flavor® is bringing its full lineup of organic greenhouse grown produce to the 2021 Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA this September. Left: Chris Veillon; right: Pure Flavor's organic tomatoes. Photo credit: Pure Flavor. The grower’s organic offerings include a variety of fresh products from…

Dutch grower places solar panels over strawberries

Fruit cultivation is undergoing a transition. The weather is changing, and there is an increasing focus on sustainability. These factors are leading growers to 'future-proof' their operations. That is the case at Theo Swinkels and Carina Manders' strawberry farm too. They run the De Zijp horticultural…

'Greenhouse technology of specific interest'

Jamaica Promotions Corporation encourages investments in vegetable farming

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in vegetable cultivation to supply the hospitality sector. Marlene Porter, the manager for…

Bart Wehman - a man with extensive agricultural experience from “seed to ready-to-eat”.

Bart Wehman is passionate about introducing products and technologies that can make a difference. He is a true business development manager. In a nutshell, his experience ranges from “seed, to ready-to-eat”. It includes all facets of the horticultural supply chain. For almost a decade Bart has resided…

Nature Fresh Farms adds to sales team

The greenhouse growing company Nature Fresh Farms has expanded its sales team with two new hires and is excited to announce the addition of Brenda Necic and Pam Cherwak to the team. In recent years Nature Fresh Farms has grown exponentially with new facilities and expansions across North America. In…

“red flag” to increase transparency of food systems

Study assesses risk that fruits, vegetables sold in U.S. are products of forced labor

A new study in Nature Food calls attention to the need for better systems to track forced labor in food supply chains. The study — a methodological advance —reports on the…

Taylor Farms announces investment with Pure Green Farms

Another major North American open field grower enters the CEA industry

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…

Greenhouse grower receives category leadership award again

Grocery Insight announced that NatureSweet has received recognition in the tomatoes category in its 8th Annual Grocery Insight Category Leadership Awards 2021 grocery industry…

Uno Bites are back-to-school ready

As society gets ready for back-to-school season, parents are sending their kids to class with a fresh snack they love to eat by the handful: Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers from Pure Flavor®. These super small, one-bite Nano Cucumbers aren’t the result of a science fair shrink-ray experiment gone awry – Uno…

Mucci Farms adds to sales team

Mucci Farms announces the hiring of Ken Paglione as sales account manager. Joining Team Mucci with more than 15 years of experience in greenhouse produce, Ken brings a diverse set of skills, having…

The dome: a potential game-changer for vanilla supply

“I could get as much vanilla out of five geodesic greenhouses as I would out of one hectare,” says David Soo, CEO of Australian Vanilla Plantations. This innovative greenhouse company is currently producing vanilla in New South Wales, Australia, in its prototype geodesic greenhouse that is automated and…

Hurricane and earthquake proof greenhouses to be built in the Caribbean

The teams at Alquimi Renewables and Island Growers Caribbean© are implementing a unique business model to radically improve and protect how fresh produce is grown in the…

Grönska Stadsodling:

Sweden: Increasing orders for growing systems in retail- and catering industry

“We see a huge demand coming from supermarkets and restaurants,” says Robin Lee, co-founder and CEO at Grönska Stadsodling. “Now, we’ve reached the point where we cannot supply that demand. The demand isn't from Sweden only but also from overseas.” Grönska is currently providing growing cabinets to…

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture will get together on September 1-3

In two weeks, the 13th edition of AMHPAC’s (Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture) annual convention will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico. The event was born from the need of growers to meet and conduct business together. It is aimed at national and international leaders of the fruit and…

Cool summer delays Belgian grape harvest by a week

Belgian grape farmer, Ronald Vanderkelen, would usually have begun harvesting his roughly 4,000kg of grapes by now. But the cool summer and heavy rain have delayed that by more than a week. Ronald cultivates his grapes in greenhouses so they remained dry. Thus, fortunately, the large amount of rain has not directly…

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Infarm's Bedford (UK) farm

“This location enables us to serve 90 per cent of the UK population rapidly"

Pentadel Project Management, based in Promenade, has worked with Infarm on the design and construction of one of Europe's largest indoor vertical farming facilities. It is located in Bedford and is expected to be up and running in the autumn of this year. Infarm is behind the new growing center in…

Pogona Barbata to receive $58m for high tech glasshouses and sustainable water management

South Australia is set to gain ten new water projects, with an overall value of $90 million, to enhance water security, help stimulate regional economies and create hundreds…

Mucci Farms welcomes retail executive to leadership team

Mucci Farms has hired retail supermarket executive Dan Branson as senior director, business and product development. A third-generation produce professional, Branson joins Mucci Farms after a notable 15-year stop at Canada’s largest grocery chain, Loblaw Companies Ltd. Starting in procurement and…

California

Ventura County: 486 workers to lose jobs when tomato growing facilities switch to cannabis

A fast-growing cannabis company has signed a contract to buy a huge greenhouse south of Camarillo, that is currently operated by Houweling’s Tomatoes. Former owner of the…

New bell pepper line looks to be established

For one grower, supplies of greenhouse-grown bell peppers are steady following the introduction of the new line of produce. Magic Sun Farms of Richmond, VA is an established greenhouse organic and conventional tomato grower and wanted to extend its product line to bell peppers. Pepper production began in…

Houwelings rebrands as Longvine Growing Co.

Houweling US Holdings, Inc. is launching the Longvine Growing Co. as the company rebrands. The rebranding project was initiated in early 2020 as the Houweling Family exited…

Driven by tremendous consumer demand

From zero to 72 acres of greenhouse-grown strawberries in five years

Back in 2016, Mucci Farms innovated the North American greenhouse category by entering the controlled environment strawberry market with large scale production. “After a successful two-year trial and the support of a major retail partner, we partnered with two experienced Dutch growers to build the…

Canadian lettuce grower Vegpro builds first greenhouse

Canadian company Vegpro International announced a $55 million investment for the construction of its first greenhouse complex, as well as packing lines within the complex, in Sherrington, Montérégie. Covering four hectares (10 acres), this greenhouse complex will allow the company to produce lettuce…

New 2.8 million sq ft greenhouse operation to set new sustainability standards

"California does not have the climate to grow many commonly consumed vegetables outdoors"

Something special is happening in Southern California. Bluehouse Greenhouse (BHGH), an Ag-Tech company that focuses on the development and operation of commercial-scale, high-tech greenhouses, and energy centers, is establishing a project that will provide high-quality produce from a highly efficient and…

Intergrow Greenhouses announces newest expansion

"New York is ideally suited for greenhouse production"

Intergrow Greenhouses is excited to announce the opening of its newest expansion in Upstate, NY. The 10-acre project will produce over 3 million pounds of fresh produce a year, feeding millions across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic all of the way down to the Southeast.  “We’ve been operating in the US since…

UN IPCC report

"Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying"

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

Long English cucumbers

Canadian greenhouse grower teams up with Apeel to eliminate single-use plastics

Westmoreland and Apeel are proud to announce they have joined forces to eliminate single use plastics from Long English Cucumber packaging. This is Apeel’s first Canadian…


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