US (GA): NatureFresh Farms with living greenhouse at PMA
“We understand customer buying habits are changing and we need to adapt to that,” said Ray Wowryk, Director of Business Development. The company has developed a destination experience in their booth at Fresh Summit complete with a living greenhouse system, product merchandising solutions, and a sensory experience with NatureFresh™ Corporate Chef Henry Furtado & his TomPopper™ Bar.
With the recent success of the company’s Greenhouse Education Center, NatureFresh™ has built a new, completely automated micro greenhouse for Fresh Summit. Equipped with all functioning aspects of a typical NatureFresh™ greenhouse with cherry tomato plants, the micro version features a Bumble Bee Eco-System, irrigation, venting, and energy curtain system. The micro-greenhouse is also equipped with iPad’s featuring the new NatureFresh™ App (available on iTunes) that contain more than 20 promotional videos. Video topics, narrated by NatureFresh™ employees, focus on the various aspects of the company’s
Product merchandising will be one of the focal points of the NatureFresh™ booth with innovative display systems that give more autonomy to the consumer to hand select the product they desire. The TomBar™, built as a self-serve concept, gives consumers the ability to hand select up to 12 different tomato varieties at any given time. The second unit, The Grape Tomato Machine, allows consumers to select from 3 unique grape tomato varieties, in a gumball machine type concept. “These type of solutions give a fresh opportunity to the customer to pick the color, type, and quantity they need,“ commented Wowryk.
“In just a few months, consumers will be able to eat Ohio grown tomatoes that will come from our new greenhouse facility in Delta, OH,” said Chris Veillon, Director of Marketing. With the first crop to be planted in November, NatureFresh™ will be unveiling its new OhioRed™ Tomato brand at Fresh Summit.
Off the trade show floor, NatureFresh™ has been named a Finalist in the PMA
Sensory Experience Contest that takes place on Friday, October 23rd. NatureFresh™ Corporate Chef Henry Furtado will be on site during the contest to prepare his version of a Fresh Caprese Wrap. Furtado will be serving fresh recipes throughout the weekend at the company’s booth.
To learn more about NatureFresh™ Farms, please visit Booth 4785 at PMA Fresh Summit in Atlanta, October 24-25.
For more information: www.naturefresh.ca