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Nature Fresh goes deep in the heart of Texas


December 7, 2020
By Nature Fresh Farms

Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations with a new distribution centre in Laredo, Texas, with future developments planned for next year.

According to the press release, the new 61,000 square foot distribution centre in Laredo provides a new major hub of fresh produce. Since the opening of the facility, they have employed over 30 team members with more positions available for hire.

The centre will help service Nature Fresh Farms’ Mexican winter program and allow for direct shipping of product, shortening their supply chain. With this fully operational facility, the company will be able to bring fresher produce to customers located in the southern United States.

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Laredo division manager, Sergio Restrepo, said the new distribution centre is in response to Nature Fresh Farms continuous growth. “The acquirement of our new centre is part of our plans to optimize our distribution network,” shared Sergio. “With this, we are able to further strengthen our logistics and operations, ensuring that we can better meet the needs and expectations of our consumers and customers.”

Nature Fresh Farms has had a streak of sustained operational growth with their newly completed Phase 7 and 8 greenhouses, and a large expansion planned for their Leamington location with more details to follow. The company also has future plans for expansion in Ohio with an extension of acreage, in addition to their current 45 acres of greenhouse, and the construction of a new distribution centre.

“We are looking forward to further developing our Ohio location with many new initiatives planned,” said Vice President, John Ketler. “We see significant opportunities in the continued construction with these new facilities needed to support our growth.”

Nature Fresh Farms has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. Today the company has over 600 employees, 200 acres of greenhouses of tomato, pepper, and cucumber plants, with multiple facilities across North America.