Village Farms opens Delaware operation, adds new products

07/19/2010 10:47:34 AM
Doug Ohlemeier

To improve distribution to its East Coast customers, Village Farms LP has opened a distribution center in northeastern Delaware and has rolled out some new products to meet its increasing value-added product sales.

Courtesy Village Farms

Village Farms aims to better serve its growing value-added business, says Bill Robbins, director of distribution center operations.


The Eatontown, N.J.-based greenhouse grower-shipper also has installed value-added packaging equipment to the 30,000-square-foot operation it has opened in New Castle, Del., according to a news release.

The building remains close to Village Farms’ mid-Atlantic, southern and northern U.S. customers, according to the release.

The operation includes modern packing capabilities that should help Village Farms better serve its growing value-added business, said Bill Robbins, Village Farms’ director of distribution center operations.

To support that demand, the company has introduced:

  • 2-pound and six-count bags of sweet bell peppers;
  • 2-pound clamshells of tomatoes on the vine;
  • 3-pound clamshells of roma and beefsteak tomatoes;
  • two-pack and three-pack long English cucumbers; and
  • eight-count mini cucumbers.

Village Farms is a hydroponic greenhouse grower and marketer of tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers.



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