Greenhouse Tomatoes at the Heart of Sweet Deal for Growers

Greenhouse Tomatoes at the Heart of Sweet Deal for Growers

Lipman, NatureSweet Tomato Partnership Packaging

Lipman Family Farms and NatureSweet are joining forces to provide high-quality, greenhouse tomatoes year-round for clients.

Tomato industry leaders Lipman Family Farms and NatureSweet are entering into a partnership that aims to better serve clients by providing year-round, premium greenhouse tomatoes for slicing and salads. San Antonio, TX-based NatureSweet is known for its greenhouse-growing expertise. Lipman, which is headquartered in Immokalee, FL, proudly brands itself as America’s largest field grower of tomatoes.

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According to NatureSweet, the deal is a 100% joint venture between both companies with equal investments. The tomatoes will be produced in established NatureSweet facilities. Materials will be co-branded, and all products will be distributed under the Lipman name and described as “greenhouse grown in Mexico by NatureSweet.”

In summing up the unique initiative, Lipman’s CEO Kent Shoemaker stated: “Our goal is to bring the high-flavor, high-color, high-density characteristics of our field-grown ‘Crimson’ variety to the greenhouse product we create with NatureSweet.”

There will be 66 acres of NatureSweet greenhouses dedicated for the official October 2018 production launch.