BC Hot House Foods Inc. expects to increase its greenhouse production 13% in 2013.
The new production is due to Surrey, British Columbia-based BC Hot House’s adding Darvonda Nurseries’ production and to acreage increases from existing growers, according to a news release.
The addition of Darvonda boosts BC’s acreage by 10 acres. In addition to its core floral production, Darvonda grows cucumbers and tomatoes.
Among existing BC growers, Creekside Hot House has added a 10-acre tomato facility in South Surrey, and Bakerview Greenhouse has added 11 acres of peppers.
BC’s biggest increases in 2013 will come in bell peppers and long English cucumbers.
“The BC Hot House full mix of Big Taste products continues to evolve and grow,” Mike Reed, the company’s president, said in the release. “We are very focused on expanding our grower base with experienced partners that are focused on taste, quality and customer service.”