Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hothouse Tomatoes Coming to Fulton County Ohio

One of our Canadian friends just posted this in the Cafe.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) - Nature Fresh Farms says Fulton County is the perfect place to grow their business with plans to put a 175 acre greenhouse facility in Delta.

The greenhouse will be built in phases and will be located on route 109 just across the street from North Star.

They will start by building a 15 acre greenhouse and then expand it over a seven year period until it is eventually 175 acres. When complete it will bring in around $12 million per year and grow produce for the U.S. and Canada.

Company leaders say they will eventually hire 300 people for the green house.
Company leaders say they did a very thorough search when looking for a place to build the greenhouse and the delta location met all their requirements.

“Fulton County has a lot of the infrastructure that we're looking for, it has the flat grow that we're looking for and we're also talking to North Star Steel to take advantage of some of their waste heat and CO 2,” said President and owner of Nature Fresh Farms Peter Quiring.

The company plans to break ground in spring and hope to have tomatoes ready to sell by this time next year."

This is good news for Ohio, especially Fulton County, one of our top agricultural counties of the 88 in our state.

I will be curious to see how this works out.  I am sure my friends in nearby Williams County will keep me posted.

Ed Winkle

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