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Year overview April 1st - April 16th

Growers looking for new opportunities

Wow we're back at April already. Remember how on the Northern hemisphere the days were getting longer, whilst the South was gearing up for winter? Well, let's not discuss that, let's see what happened in the greenhouse industry this month.

Ontario greenhouse grower gains presence in cucumber category 
Since 2015, NatureFresh Farms Sales has been selling Long English Cucumbers and Mini Cucumbers exclusively grown and packed at Vine Fresh Acres, a Leamington, ON greenhouse. 

Growing wasabi in a greenhouse
Japanese Wasabi is one of the world’s rarest and most valuable exotic vegetables and has been used with traditional dishes such as sushi, sashimi and soba noodles for centuries. The plant is a semi-aquatic herb which evolved along the edges of mountain streams in Japan. 

Retractable roof helps AU greenhouse function with extremely low energy costs 
The LaManna Premier Group's newest farming operation is now in production and some of Australia's finest gourmet tomatoes have been harvested. The greenhouse is Australia's first retractable roof hydroponic gourmet tomato greenhouse and is located at Lancaster in Victoria's Goulburn Valley.

Viraj Puri on expanding the greenhouse 
"The demand for Gotham Greens far exceeds supply" 
Consumers love local produce. Greenhouse-grown vegetables and herbs that are available hyper-locally appear to be increasingly high in demand – so much so that demand is exceeding supply on premium produce.

Jack Greydanus explains Enniskillen Pepper deal with Tilray 
Canada: Why would you switch to cannabis? 
When Jack Greydanus started cultivating peppers at Enniskillen Pepper in 2004, the average greenhouse operation in Canada was 6 acres, or 260,000 square feet. Now, almost 15 years later, the operation in Enniskillen, Ontario is almost double the size, but there's not a pepper plant in sight today.

It's Friday: Time to tap... a tomato!
It might not be the first thing you think of when it's Friday and we inform you about a tap - but it's really a tomato tap we're showing you here! The dispenser was shown last weekend during the Get in the Greenhouse event.

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