Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario, Nature Fresh Farms has announced a new 61,000-square-foot distribution center in Laredo, Texas. Since opening of the new hub for fresh produce, more than 30 team members have been hired.
The center will help service Nature Fresh Farms’ Mexican winter program and allow for direct shipping of product, shortening its supply chain and bringing fresher produce to customers located in the southern United States.
Nature Fresh Farms has had a streak of sustained operational growth with its newly completed Phase 7 and 8 greenhouses, and a large expansion planned for its Leamington location. The company also has future plans to expand beyond its 45 acres in Ohio and to construct a new distribution center.
“We are looking forward to further developing our Ohio location with many new initiatives planned,” said vice president, John Ketler. “We see significant opportunities in the continued construction with these new facilities needed to support our growth.”
Nature Fresh Farms has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. Today the company has more than 600 employees, 200 acres of greenhouses tomato, pepper, and cucumber plants, with multiple facilities across North America.
Source: Nature Fresh Farms December 2, 2020 news release