Nature Fresh doubles Ohio operations with more organic acreage
Nature Fresh Farms has confirmed the expansion of its Ohio operations increasing its organic acreage as well as a plans to build a new distribution center.
The property expansion will include doubling the greenhouse acreage from the current 45 acres to 90, with the future extension to be dedicated to year-round organics. This new greenhouse allows the company to expand organics program using state-of-the-art tech to grow tomatoes and peppers throughout the year. Over recent years organics have grown from a food trend to a foundational expectation for food brands in the fresh produce industry, with the global health crisis refocusing consumer preferences toward nutritional food and beverages that support a healthy diet and immune system.
“This U.S. expansion is primarily due to the constantly growing demand of locally grown and organics from consumers. We want to be the market leader in organic greenhouse produce and this will strengthen our position,” said Matt Quiring, director of sales. “We’re devoting more space in Ohio to better serve our customers a more consistently flavorful organic offering.”
In addition to the increase in organics, Nature Fresh Farms will also be building a 60,000-square-foot distribution warehouse on the Delta property, strengthening their logistics and operations out of Ohio. The center’s construction is planned to begin the summer of 2022, with its completion set for a year from then.
“This new expansion of our local Ohio facility will allow us to continue to support our customer needs and product demands,” said Vice President John Ketler. “This strategic move helps us to simplify logistics while providing more efficient service taking our existing customer service to the next level. We are also looking forward to the extension of our organic program! With organic attributes already strongly impacting the market today, we will see it continue to grow in the future.”
Originally breaking ground in Delta in 2015, this was Nature Fresh Farms first facility built across the Canadian border creating more than 200 jobs. Over the past six years Nature Fresh Farms has experienced rapid growth leading to this new Greenhouse and Warehouse expansion in Ohio providing more career opportunities for locals along with promising future for an increase in their organic selection.