NatureSweet, Ltd., a vertically integrated greenhouse grower of premium fresh tomatoes that controls every step of production from seed to shelf, recently announced a new partnership with Ganfer, one of the largest greenhouse vegetable producers in North America.
The partnership will enable NatureSweet to increase production of its tomato brands, while enabling both NatureSweet and Ganfer to advance their respective expansion and growth plans.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with an organization that has the expertise of Ganfer,” says Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet. “Our investment in expansion will help to secure our aggressive growth plans.”
Existing Ganfer greenhouses, plus new construction that has already begun, will bring the total venture to more than 250 acres of greenhouses with production beginning November 1. There will be a second phase of expansion beginning April 1, 2017, with additional expansion each year for the next five years.
“These new greenhouses are only the beginning of our expansion plan,” says German Gandara, President and CEO of Ganfer Greenhouses. “Our partnership with NatureSweet provides us with the financial confidence we were looking for to continue expanding for many years to come.”