Canadian greenhouses report record-breaking harvests
May 23, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
May 23, 2023 – Betterment Harvest companies JC Fresh and Orangeline Farms, located in Ontario, reported record-breaking harvests. JC Fresh Farms produces a record 315,700 pounds of grape/medley tomatoes. Orangeline Farms produces a record of over 14,000 cases of sweet snack peppers.
The record-setting, second week of May production follows a successful 2023 crop planting and an initial pick that was one week earlier compared to last year. Additionally, the farms have secured record contract pricing for the 2023 season.
JC Fresh Farms comprises 33-acres of hi-tech double poly greenhouses with the ability to expand operations by an additional 17 acres of high-tech diffused glass. The facility is located in Kingsville Ontario, Canada and is currently in production with a focus in the exclusive specialty tomato class.
Orangeline Farms, located in Leamington, Ontario resides on 120 acres of land and is comprised of 20-acres of hi-tech, double poly greenhouse and an additional 12-acre hi-tech glass facility. The facility is currently in production with a focus on the exclusive sweet, snack-pepper market. Orangeline expects to grow nearly 500,000 pepper plants during the 2023 growing season, yielding approximately 5 million pounds of product annually.
Betterment Harvest’s record production week included:
- 14,200 cases of sweet, mini-snack peppers at Orangeline Farms;
- Over 315,700 pounds of grape/medley tomatoes at JC Fresh Farms; and
- On a consolidated basis, generated a record weekly revenue of $894,500.
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