Randhawa Farms Expands Sweet Pepper Program
VANCOUVER, CANADA - Randhawa Farms, Oppy’s British Columbia sweet bell pepper program, expanded its cooler facility and greenhouse acreage. The growers noted an addition of almost 22,000 square feet of cold storage with a 600 pallet capacity that includes two new value-added lines. Randhawa will also expand by 15 acres of bell peppers at the end of 2018 with a cutting edge packing line installed in time for next year’s season.
“We’re very excited to already be shipping out of the new cooler,” said Aaron Quon, Executive Category Director of Greenhouse at Oppy. “Randhawa has always built themselves around future expansion, and we value being part of these big steps in their operation.”
Bringing in two new employees to manage the new packing and shipping lines, Randhawa harvests bell peppers from March to November with a year-round cucumber offering. Its high-tech greenhouses currently hold over 60 acres of bell peppers, long English cucumbers, and mini cucumbers, all with ongoing exceptional quality and flavor, a press release noted. The new cooler, packing line, and staging area will ensure optimal temperatures are consistent throughout the packing process, thus increasing shelf life even further for the premium grown produce.
“Oppy has been an exceptional support system within our team,” said Vijay Randhawa, Randhawa Farms’ Executive Director. “They are consistently running reports and keeping an eye on our day-to-day to better prepare us for anything that could come up. We are so thrilled to be partnered with them because we couldn’t do what they do for us on our own.”
With more innovative developments on the horizon at Randhawa Farms, the Oppy team looks forward to the future as they settle into this new facility and acreage.
“We’ve had a strong partnership for many years and look forward to growing with the Randhawa family as they continue to expand,” concluded Quon.
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