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NatureSweet opens greenhouse production facility in Arizona

NatureSweet has added another location to its portfolio of greenhouse facilities and has begun planting and growing produce in Bonita, AZ.

The leading produce grower plans to hire about 250 agricultural workers over the next three years and invest over $5 million in the facility alone, which will have a multiplying effect on Arizona’s economy. This investment marks the expansion of growing operations into the U.S. for the brand, which is well known for growing fresh and delicious tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers.

tomatoes“Arizona is proud to celebrate NatureSweet’s new production facility in Graham County,” said Gov. Katie Hobbs. “With this investment, NatureSweet will create hundreds of quality jobs in rural Arizona and strengthen Arizona’s important agriculture industry.”

“Choosing Arizona to plant our seeds is more than just a strategic decision, it’s a commitment to innovation, collaboration, and the incredible opportunities that the state offers,” said Rodolfo Spielmann, president and CEO of NatureSweet. “We look forward to contributing to the area’s dynamic landscape and growing a successful future together. We are just starting.”

NatureSweet will start operations by growing D’Vines, flavorful cherry tomatoes that are harvested and packaged on-the-vine for maximum freshness, to then expand to other conventional and organic products throughout more than 44 acres of greenhouse space at the Bonita facility. The more than $5 million investment from the greenhouse leader will stimulate economic growth in a rural, underserved area of southern Arizona, fostering sustainable development and opportunities for local communities.

“I am thrilled to see NatureSweet make such a significant investment here in Graham County,” said Arizona Congressman Juan Ciscomani. “Because of our skilled workforce and innovative business environment, Arizona has been one of the best places in the country to do business for decades. It’s exciting to see NatureSweet recognize all that Graham County has to offer and put their roots in our community for years to come.”

NatureSweet, is headquartered in Texas with facilities in Mexico and Arizona. The company is one of the largest Controlled Environment Agricultural companies in the world to be B Corp, Fair Trade and EFI Certified.

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