First crops growing in new Red Sun facility

January 27, 2017
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Jan. 27, 2017, Wapakoneta, OH – The lights are on and first set of seedlings have been planted at Red Sun Farms greenhouse and distribution centre located here.

This farm is the second U.S. expansion for the company. It will provide fresh greenhouse produce anywhere within a 10-hour transport radius, covering nearly 60 per cent of the U.S population.

The farm features state-of-the-art technology, such as high-pressure sodium lighting, that increases the growing season of fresh local greenhouse produce. It also features a high-tech water recycling systems to greatly reduce its environmental impact.

Over 200,000 seedlings will be planted across 20 acres of greenhouse space.

Paul J. Mastronardi, co-owner of the project, says the first group of crops will be ready within eight weeks. This new facility is also the home of a 26,000-square-foot distribution centre.

Red Sun Farms is the largest vertically integrated North American greenhouse grower, ensuring control over every step of the supply chain. It owns greenhouses in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.

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