Village Farms Donates to Relief Efforts in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
HOUSTON, TX - A Village Farms tractor-trailer hit the road to bridge the 600 mile span of land that separates Village Farms’ greenhouse in Marfa, TX, from Houston, with plenty of donations in tow.
“Texas is a big state and many of us here at Village Farms have loved ones in Houston and the surrounding East Texas areas impacted by this storm, our hearts go out to them and so this is the least we can do to show we care,” said Jan Korteland, Regional Facility Manager of Village Farms in West Texas.
Village Farms’ employees pitched in on Labor Day despite the national holiday to help pack ten thousand-plus pounds of fresh tomatoes for relief efforts.
The company said in a press release that the distance to the heart is much closer than the 600 miles between locations. The trailer, loaded with fresh produce, went to the Houston Food Bank.
Village Farms is one of the largest greenhouse growers of locally-grown fresh produce in Texas. The company's hand-picked vine ripened, sustainably grown greenhouse tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers are sold in major retailers all over the state. The Village Farms team is hoping its donation to the Houston Food Bank will help keep Texas strong.