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Red Sun Farms expands to support year-round production


January 27, 2021
By Greenhouse Canada

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Photo courtesy of Red Sun Farms.

As the demand for locally-grown produce gains popularity among consumers, greenhouse growers are responding by expanding their operations to provide year-round choices.

Red Sun Farms, a vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse grower with locations throughout North America, is doing just that.

In 2020, Red Sun Farms completed 27 acres of construction on a three-phase project totalling 63.8 acres in Kingsville, Ont. Additionally, a second investment for Red Sun Farms included 18 acres of high-tech greenhouse farming, expanding Red Sun Farms’ overall portfolio for this location to 42 acres.

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Mexico successfully completed a 25 acre expansion prior to their winter crop.

In 2021, Red Sun Farms Mexico is on track to deliver an additional 35 acres for the 2021 winter season. This additional acreage will reaffirm Red Sun Farms as the largest vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse in North America.

Including the expansions mentioned, the total acreage of their Mexican operations will be 476, with 211 in Canada.

“The Red Sun Farms team continues to build its business on sustainable growth across Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. This announcement supports our commitment to deliver the very best produce to our customers throughout the year,” says Carlos Visconti, CEO of Red Sun Farms Canada & the USA. “We are investing in our facilities to align with our retail partners demands.”

Also in 2021, Red Sun Farms has committed to significant growth in their distribution centres to support the greenhouse developments:

  • Pharr, Texas will increase it’s capacity by 40,000 sq.ft. of cold storage, totalling this facility size to 106,000 sq.ft. This addition will be completed to support the 2021 winter season.
  • Kingsville, Ont. is moving forward with an additional 22,500 sq.ft. of cold storage this year, increasing the total size of this location to 62,500 sq.ft.

Source: Red Sun Farms