NatureFresh Farms expands organic pepper production
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NatureFresh Farms expands organic pepper production

Over the next 12 to 18 months, the farm will expand beyond the current 30 acres of organic production space in Ontario.

February 13, 2019

NatureFresh Farms has announced the expansion of their organic acreage along with new offerings of organic produce at their Ontario facility, providing North Americans with more variety throughout the year.

In recent years especially, NatureFresh Farms has increased their focus on cultivating certified organic crops and are committed to meeting the increasing demand for more high-quality organic produce. With a current 30 acres dedicated to the growth of organic crops in Ontario, the business is planning on an additional expansion that will occur over the next 12- 18 months. This expansion will allow organic produce to be grown in their Canadian greenhouse for nine months of the year, giving North American consumers a greater opportunity to purchase organic and locally-grown produce.

With a unique cultivation system for growing organically, NatureFresh Farms grows organic red, orange, and yellow sweet bell peppers as well as mini sweet peppers. In addition to Peppers, NatureFresh Farms offerings include tomatoes-on-the-vine, snacking tomatoes, long English cucumbers and mini cucumbers.

Through their continued expansion of organic production, NatureFresh Farms will be looking to include additional products, such as tomato varieties, within their organic category, allowing them to better meet the consumer demand in both the U.S. and Canada.

"We are seeing excellent growth in the category and our expansion will enable us to offer locally-grown vegetables for consumers," said Ray Wowryk, director of business development at NatureFresh Farms, per a press release. "Many of them are concerned about food miles and are increasingly expressing their preference for locally-grown food. Our goal is to continue to grow our local production both in Canada and in our Ohio facility for the U.S.s market."