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Nature Fresh sells original Ontario greenhouse facilities

Nature Fresh Farms has sold its first greenhouse facilities in Leamington, Ontario, to Chosen Fresh Farms Ltd., which will now supply Nature Fresh.

E. coli outbreak numbers climb; Canada adds romaine import rules

Federal agencies have increased the number of cases in the E. coli outbreak linked to Salinas, Calif., romaine, and investigators continue to seek the exact source of the lettuce.

Whiskey (barrel)-fueled sustainability at Nature Fresh Farms

Culled whiskey barrels from distiller Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. is fueling growth in greenhouses at Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario.

Red Sun Farms-JC Fresh partner to build greenhouse

A partnership between two Ontario greenhouse growers, Jim DiMenna of Red Sun Farms, and Jeremy Capussi of JC Fresh, is building a 27-acre greenhouse in Kingsville, Ontario.

Ontario produce honors new, veteran supporters of industry

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association, Toronto, has honored four people who have championed fresh fruits and vegetables for the industry.

Oppy promotes Steve Roosdahl to VP of operations

Steve Roosdahl, who has been with The Oppenheimer Group for 24 years, has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Sobeys recalls Sweet Kale salad blend

Sobeys Inc. has recalled Compliments brand Sweet Kale Blend from stores throughout Canada due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Ippolito hires Jon Stewart to move into foodservice

Ippolito Fruit and Produce, Burlington, Ontario, is moving into foodservice with the hiring of Jon Stewart as director of sales — foodservice.

Star Produce’s Leo Baribeau dies

Leo Baribeau, who was president of Star Produce and active in the Canadian Produce Marketing Association, has died.

NatureFresh opens greenhouse as company celebrates 20 years

Greenhouse grower NatureFresh Farms is celebrating 20 years, harvesting the first crop from a new 32-acre facility in Leamington, Ontario.

Sep 30, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Canada, #Tomatoes, #Ohio