Ontario Greenhouse Produce business updates - The Packer

Ontario Greenhouse Produce business updates

02/11/2014 10:30:00 AM
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Sales have been so good the greenhouse grower-shipper is increasing the number of acres it has for the sweet grape tomatoes, according to the release.

Mastronari said in the release that the new crop of Angel Sweets is anticipated in March.

Children in particular like to snack on the small sweet tomatoes, but they are equally popular with consumers of all ages, he said in the release.


Mucci offers stackable packs of tomatoes

Designed with retailers and consumers in mind, new top-seal, stackable plastic containers for specialty tomatoes and cucumbers will be available in April from Mucci Farms, Kingsville, Ontario.

Joe Spano, vice president for sales and marketing, said the 1-pint containers allow consumers to see the produce while giving retailers more display options.

“We already have retailers ordering them,” Spano said. “We got great response on these when we showed them at PMA (Fresh Summit, Oct. 18-20 in New Orleans).”

The containers can be stacked vertically or horizontally to fit a variety of retail display spaces. They will be used for cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes and mini cucumbers.

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