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.
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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 Farmsâ 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 Farmsâ 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.