Ontario-based vegetable specialist Pure Flavor is to invest some US$105m in a 75 acre greenhouse project located in Peach County, Georgia.
The group, which already owns farms across Canada, the US and Mexico, said that the new facility would help it to grow its retail and foodservice partnerships across the southeast, according to reports in the US.
Commodities that will be grown during the initial phase of production will include tomatoes and cucumbers.
In a news release, Georgia's agriculture commissioner Gary Black welcomed the move.
“I am confident this innovative venture will prove to be a real asset to Peach County and to Georgia's entire agricultural sector," he noted.