NatureFresh™ Farms Transitions Phase One Greenhouse
CANADA - Sometimes the most influential moves in our industry can also be the most bittersweet. Though change often means leaving something behind, it also means opening a door to allow for new possibilities. Late last week, NatureFresh™ Farms announced that it would be passing off the keys to its Phase one and two greenhouse to a new group of dedicated growers. By transferring ownership of its first-built facilities, the company has presented an opportunity for several families to get involved in the industry.
“I’m very excited to help Chosen Fresh Farms purchase my first 36-acre farm and congratulate them on becoming a part of the NatureFresh Farms team of growers,” said Peter Quiring, Founder and Owner. “As our market share continues to grow, NatureFresh Farms needs an ongoing new supply of innovative, passionate growers to keep us ahead of the competition.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony occurred at the Phase one greenhouse where Peter Quiring; General Manager, John Ketler; and Executive Retail Sales Account Manager, Matt Quiring cut the ribbon along with their new partners. The facility’s new name will be Chosen Fresh Farms, owned by Neil Enns, Ben Friesen, Abram Fehr, and Peter Klassen.
“We are thrilled to work with our new grower, Chosen Fresh Farms, and feel that the opportunity for both companies was a match with this transition,” shared Ketler. “The sale of our original 36 acres adds a new long-term grower to our family of existing growers and allows us to expedite our upcoming plans for expansion. It also supports several local families to get into the greenhouse farming business which encourages others to take an interest in the industry.”
According to a company news release, this transaction will expedite NatureFresh’s expansion plans beyond its current Phase eight construction. As Phase eight’s completion is planned for next spring, NatureFresh Farms will advance its facilities along with the continued development of its organic production next year. As previously announced, it will be continuing its expansion of organics with an increased focus on year-round growing at the new Phase eight facility, which will entail a significant increase in production and expand its commodity base.
With further developments on the horizon, NatureFresh Farms hopes to continue its growth pattern in 2020. To read more on how it all plays out, stick with us at AndNowUKnow.