Greenhouse Vegetables: Business updates - The Packer

Greenhouse Vegetables: Business updates

03/19/2010 01:40:35 PM
Abraham Mahshie

The company is in the final stages of constructing a sustainable greenhouse that uses no municipal water, conserves land mass, uses no artificial lighting and plans to add 50 or 60 jobs to the community.

Intergrow ships throughout the Northeast and into the Midwest. Intergrow grows tomatoes on the vine and plans to start growing red, cocktail, yellow, orange and plum tomatoes.

Mastronardi Produce rates among top 50

Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Kingsville, Ontario, was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2009 at a recent awards gala in Toronto.

“While being a family owned company that is employee-managed does have its challenges, we are all very passionate and strive to improve our company on a daily basis,” Paul Mastronardi, president, said in a news release.

The Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies is a national awards program that began in 1993 and evaluates Canadian companies on the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Mastronardi began building commercial greenhouses in North America in the 1940s and is recognized for its Sunset brand that includes Campari cocktail, Splendido grape, One Sweet cherry and Kumato brown tomatoes. The company also grows peppers and cucumbers.

Nature Fresh unveils logo, adds greenhouse

Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, has a redesigned logo to accompany a new phase for the company.

“It’s got an updated feel to it and its got a natural flow to it that is very easy for your eye to follow,” said Corey Robertson, marketing and public relations manager. “The color and the tones that we’ve picked and the overall image of it really truly reflects this new phase for Nature Fresh.”

The new phase includes adding 32 greenhouse acres, which was completed in January.

Robertson said the company is picking its first crop of tomatoes from the new facility.

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