Nature Fresh Farms has financially invested in the operation of a 15-acre pepper greenhouse with an additional 15 acres under construction, located in San Luiz De La Paz, central Mexico. Robert Van Der Geest has been brought on to lead the greenhouse operations and take on the role as general manager of Nature Fresh Farms Mexico.
Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations into Mexico to be close to growing partners and augment their existing North American supply chain. Central Mexico’s favourable climate reinforces their ability to provide fresh produce 365 days of the year.
Originally from Holland, Van Der Geest first began his agricultural career in the cut flower industry. For five years he ran a cut flower project in Mexico and following his return to Holland he shifted to produce greenhouse growing. In 2016, he moved back to Mexico to continue the management of greenhouses in the region.
Van Der Geest will be responsible for the initial set-up of the facility and will take care of personnel and operational management to ensure the facility runs smoothly while helping to integrate the greenhouse with the rest of Nature Fresh Farms’ operations.
Source: Nature Fresh Farms January 11, 2021 news release