Windset Farms® Celebrates 25th Anniversary; John and Steven Newell Comment
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - Today, Windset Farms® is known as a leader in setting some of the highest standards in seed selection, sustainable growing, packaging, biological pest control, food safety, and traceability. Offering a full range of products including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, strawberries, and many other specialty items—it seems a far cry from the four acres the Newell family started with.
Yet, 25 years later, it is still 100 percent family-owned and operated, and still "your friends in freshness."
“One of our key achievements over the past 25 years is that, while the size of the company may have grown, we are still a family company,” John Newell, Chief Operating Officer, shares as we discuss the company’s crossing a quarter-century. “We are currently one of the largest controlled environment agriculture (CEA) producers and marketers in North America. Long-term, we will continue to lead the greenhouse industry through technology, sustainability, and growing techniques to help feed the world.”
Already owning and operating millions of square feet of CEA high-tech facilities and providing fresh produce to five different countries, Windset Farms continues to grow at a galloping pace.
“The size of our team has grown significantly over the years, with numerous employees celebrating their 10-, 15-, and 20-plus year work anniversaries! Their dedication throughout the years is truly a testament to our values, community, and culture. We are very proud of our team,” Steven Newell, Chief Executive Officer, reflects. “Our employees are the heart and hands of this company.”
This rings so true that its workforce is the centerpiece of celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary.
“We will be celebrating this milestone by showing our appreciation for our team members. Whether they’ve been with the company since its inception 25 years ago or have just joined our team; we value each and every employee’s input and dedication,” John says.
It is all in the stride of what is to come for Windset Farms, which is preparing for the future while appreciating the present.
“We are very excited to see what the next 25 years of Windset brings! In the short-term, we’re really looking forward to sharing our sustainable packaging advancements with our customers and consumers. It is something we feel very passionate about and have been working on with suppliers, regulatory bodies, and government officials to provide the best, most sustainable options possible,” Steven tells me.
It is certainly a leap from when John and Steven spent countless hours at the farm doing everything from planting and picking to packing and loading.
Congratulations to the entire Windset Farms family on this exciting achievement!