Berry greenhouse a “milestone” for Affinor
Oct. 17, 2015, St-Chrysostome, Que. — Affinor Growers has begun construction here of a one-of-a-kind strawberry greenhouse.
It will supply organic, non-GMO, strawberries and other crops grown without pesticides to Eastern Canada and the Eastern seaboard of the United States.
The unique structure of this facility is designed to increase efficiency by a 10 – 12 times per square metre of that of any traditional greenhouse design and will be located on a 45-acre site.
The greenhouse will include a state-of-the-art, 40m x 40m, four-bay, fully diffused growing area and a 20m x 40m, two-bay auxiliary facility for the propagation, packaging, storage and shipping of high quality produce, specifically strawberries.
“This is a significant milestone for Affinor,” said Affinor president and CEO Sebastien Plouffe, “and I would like to give my highest appreciation to the City of St-Chrysostome, along with the Affinor design team for their efforts and cooperation in reaching this achievement.
“We look forward to continuing with this flagship project, which shall bring significant benefit to Quebec.”
Affinor is focused on growing high quality crops such as romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries and high-quality medical marijuana using exclusive vertical farming techniques.