Red Sun Farms expands in Mexico, U.S. and Canada

Red Sun Farms, a vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse grower with locations in Canada, U.S. and Mexico, is responding to customer demands for locally grown produce.  

 

The company’s news release says that in 2020, Red Sun Farms completed 27 acres of construction on a three-phase project totaling 63.8 acres in Kingsville, Ontario. Additionally, a second investment for Red Sun Farms included 18 acres of high-tech greenhouse farming, expanding Red Sun Farms' overall portfolio for this location to 42 acres. Mexico successfully completed a 25-acre expansion prior to the winter crop. 

 

In 2021, Red Sun Farms Mexico is on track to deliver an additional 35 acres for the 2021 winter season. This additional acreage will reaffirm Red Sun Farms as the largest vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse in North America. 

 

Also in 2021, Red Sun Farms has committed to significant growth in its state-of-the-art Distribution Centers to support the greenhouse developments. 

 

-  Pharr, TX will increase its capacity by 40,000 sq ft of cold storage, totaling this facility size to 106,000 sq ft. This addition will be completed to support the 2021 winter season. 

 

-  Kingsville, ON is moving forward with an additional 22,500 sq ft of cold storage this year, increasing the total size of this location to 62,500 sq ft. 

 

“The Red Sun Farms team continues to build its business on sustainable growth across Mexico, USA, and Canada. This announcement supports our commitment to deliver the very best produce to our customers throughout the year” states Carlos Visconti, CEO of Red Sun Farms Canada & the U.S.  “We are investing in our facilities to align with our retail partners demands.” 

 

Leona Neill, director of marketing and packaging, confirms that Red Sun Farms has a total of 476 acres in Mexico and 211 acres in Canada. 

 

Source:  Red Sun Farms January 26, 2021 news release

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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