Nature Fresh Farms expands lit production space

Nature Fresh Farms expands lit production space

Via a new deal with Dutch supplier Agrolux Lighting, the company is added 123 acres of production under supplemental lighting.

November 2, 2021

Per a press release, Nature Fresh Farms Sales adds 123 acres of lit     production with their growing partners Nature Fresh Farms, Ketler Farms, and VineFresh, leading to one of the largest signings of LED/HPS lights in North America.

The Netherlands based company Agrolux Lighting, a worldwide supplier of lighting for horticulture, recently signed an agreement between the greenhouse companies bringing a significant number of horticultural lights to their farms. The project is expected to be completed by fall of next year. This greenhouse lighting project is one of the biggest horticulture lighting deals of the past years, including one of the largest in North America. This major deal involves the majority being Agrolux Wega LED light fixtures and some HPS fixtures. It is also the first signed agreement for Agrolux Wega LED fixtures in North America.

“This is an important achievement for our new Agrolux Wega LED product, and we are convinced that Nature Fresh Farms and VineFresh Acres will benefit from its excellent performance,” International Sales Director of Agrolux Nick Boelen said per the release. “We are delighted with this partnership, and we are looking forward to continue our relationship with Nature Fresh Farms and Vine Fresh Acres also for LED Lighting.”

For Nature Fresh Farms the lit crop will expand across their Leamington, Ontario, and Delta, Ohio farms. In Leamington, 31 acres of organic cucumbers are to be under LED lights with Ohio’s recently announced 45-acre expansion also to be devoted to LED lit Organics. With the 123 acres of lit production in total spread between their partners and their farms in both US and Canada, Nature Fresh Farms will be covering all conventional commodities, in addition to organics with this light order.

“Technology and innovation are fundamental to Nature Fresh Farms, and we are continually looking for better ways to provide our retail partners with year-round fresh produce,” director of sales Matt Quiring said per the release. “Increasing our lit crops allows us to hit all of