Greenhouse veggy operation sets sights on huge growth

18-09-2020    14:00   |    Greenhouse Grower

Red Sun Farms, a vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse vegetable grower with locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, has been responding to consumer demand for locally grown produce with unprecedented levels of investment in 2020.

This spring, the operation began construction on its first phase (27 acres) of a three-phase project totaling 63.8 acres in Kingsville, Ontario. A second investment in Ontario is underway with an additional 18 acres of high-tech greenhouse farming, which will drastically expand Red Sun Farms’ overall portfolio and bring the total acreage for this location to 42 acres.

The investment into the Ontario area will allow the company to better serve its consumers in both Canada and the U.S., according to Jim DiMenna, President of Red Sun Farms.

Big things also are happening in Mexico, as the company is in construction to complete a 25-acre expansion this winter and 50 acres next spring to an existing high-tech greenhouse that will cultivate tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.

“Our team is very excited to have these initial 25 acres ready for winter 2020,” says Carlos Visconti, CEO of Red Sun Farms Canada & USA. “This additional acreage will reaffirm Red Sun Farms as the largest vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse in North America.”

By expanding its distribution center in Dublin, VA, Red Sun also continues to reduce its carbon footprint and better serve its customers.

Source and Photo courtesy of Greenhouse Grower

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