Ontario-based Red Sun Farms, a vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse grower with locations in Canada, the US, and Mexico, has announced the investments it has made in 2020 are outpacing the growth of previous years, as customer demand for locally grown produce continues to build.
In Spring, the company began construction on its first phase (27 acres) of a three-phase project totalling 63.8 acres in Kingsville, Ontario.
A second investment in Ontario is underway with an additional 18 acres of high-tech greenhouse farming, which will expand its overall portfolio and bring the total acreage for the location to 42 acres.
Jim DiMenna, president of Red Sun Farms, said; "This investment into the Ontario area will allow Red Sun Farms to better serve our consumers in both Canada and the US."
In Mexico, the company is in the process of expanding its current production by 25 acres expansion this Winter, and a further 50 acres next Spring to increase its tomato, cucumber, and capsicum output.
“The team is very excited to have these initial 25 acres ready for winter 2020, followed by an additional 50 acres in spring 2021,” noted Carlos Visconti, chief executive of Red Sun Farms Canada and US.
"This additional acreage will reaffirm Red Sun Farms as the largest vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse in North America."