The first 30-acre phase of a 50-acre project in Leamington, Ontario, is set to be completed by the end of the year. ( Courtesy Ridder Group )

Lebo Farms to build 30-acre greenhouse by the end of the year

Lebo Farms, Leamington, Ontario, a new greenhouse grower, has started construction on the first 30 acres of a 50-acre project.

The first phase is set to be completed by the end of the year, according to a news release from Ridder, a Dutch company that is in charge of installing the facility’s climate technology and electromechanical systems. South Essex Fabricating, which is owned by Nature Fresh Farms president and owner Peter Quiring, designed and is building the facility, according to the release.

Lebo Farms was founded by Leamington’s Neufeld family, owners of a 34-acre cucumber greenhouse called Vine-Fresh Acres, which supplies English cucumbers to Nature Fresh Farms.

Anchor Hydro is installing the water and electrical systems, according to the release.

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