Tomato greenhouse opens in Manitoba

Tomato greenhouse opens in Manitoba
Photo: Vermillion Growers

The precision agriculture business Netafim has partnered with Vermillion Growers to build the first large-scale vegetable greenhouse in Manitoba, Canada.

Gakon Netafim, the company’s commercial greenhouse project division, is a world-renowned leader in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). The facility celebrated its grand opening on July 27, 2023. 

Vermillion Growers will begin growing tomatoes year-round across 10 acres, with plans to expand their production area and grow additional crops. Canada currently imports over 75 percent of its vegetables and 50 percent of its tomatoes. With reduced shipping time, customers can get fresh, higher-quality tomatoes at their local grocery stores, even in remote communities. Reducing transit time and the resulting spoilage will also cut down on food waste.

“The combination of world-class greenhouse technology and local expertise is why Vermillion invested in Gakon Netafim solutions,” says Maria Deschauer, managing director of Vermillion Growers. “We prioritize growing fresh produce, as well as healthy people and sustainable communities. All three are connected, and we are thrilled for their support.”





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