Orangeline Farms, Leamington, Ontario, Canada

In 2013, Leamington based Orangeline Farms started to market their own produce under the Zing! Healthy Foods brand.
In 2013, Leamington based Orangeline Farms started to market their own produce under the Zing! Healthy Foods brand.
Orangeline’s president Duffy Kniaziew is proud to have so many varieties available. “It’s an exciting pleasure to serve niche markets.”
Orangeline’s president Duffy Kniaziew is proud to have so many varieties available. “It’s an exciting pleasure to serve niche markets.”
Orangeline Farms consists of a mix of several greenhouse structures that are in connection. The first 10 acre structure is a double poly that was built in the year 2,000. In 2005 and 2007 they expanded the with additional double poly greenhouses.
Orangeline Farms consists of a mix of several greenhouse structures that are in connection. The first 10 acre structure is a double poly that was built in the year 2,000. In 2005 and 2007 they expanded the with additional double poly greenhouses.
While some of the structures are more than 15 years old already, the screen installation tells you that Orangeline was ahead of time when they built them. “Energy conservation always has been an important subject to us”, said Duffy. “We were the first grower in Leamington that invested in energy curtains at that time.” The greenhouses are automated with Hoogendoorn controls.
While some of the structures are more than 15 years old already, the screen installation tells you that Orangeline was ahead of time when they built them. “Energy conservation always has been an important subject to us”, said Duffy. “We were the first grower in Leamington that invested in energy curtains at that time.” The greenhouses are automated with Hoogendoorn controls.
Each worker at Orangeline Farms is responsible for his own crop. The grower is an early adopter of HortiMax’ P-Plus and they use the iPad app to review quality and production.
Each worker at Orangeline Farms is responsible for his own crop. The grower is an early adopter of HortiMax’ P-Plus and they use the iPad app to review quality and production.
Bogaerts powerbees and harvesting trolleys are used for the internal transport of the freshly picked harvest.
Bogaerts powerbees and harvesting trolleys are used for the internal transport of the freshly picked harvest.
Duffy proudly showed us Orangeline’s strawberry greenhouse were they grow the red gold year round with the help of LED flowering bulbs from Philips. “It is nice to look at something else!”
Duffy proudly showed us Orangeline’s strawberry greenhouse were they grow the red gold year round with the help of LED flowering bulbs from Philips. “It is nice to look at something else!”
Philips LED flowering bulbs are used to grow the strawberries year round.
Philips LED flowering bulbs are used to grow the strawberries year round.
"So far, Orangeline experienced good feedback from their customers. Duffy: “Typically, only imported product is available most times of the year. We believe we’re first out with the fresh local berries that consumers can typically only get in the summer."
"So far, Orangeline experienced good feedback from their customers. Duffy: “Typically, only imported product is available most times of the year. We believe we’re first out with the fresh local berries that consumers can typically only get in the summer."
This is the most recently built expansion; a high tech Venlo greenhouse of 12 acres with a double block V system cultivation. The greenhouse also has an adiabatic cooling system on top of all the standard advanced equipment.
This is the most recently built expansion; a high tech Venlo greenhouse of 12 acres with a double block V system cultivation. The greenhouse also has an adiabatic cooling system on top of all the standard advanced equipment.
Also Amazing Runner Beans are grown at Orangeline Farms.
Also Amazing Runner Beans are grown at Orangeline Farms.
And more varieties; snack bell peppers and chillies in all colors and sizes! Mini peppers, midi peppers, chocolate peppers, purple peppers, Hungarian wax, you name it!
And more varieties; snack bell peppers and chillies in all colors and sizes! Mini peppers, midi peppers, chocolate peppers, purple peppers, Hungarian wax, you name it!
At the packing house, the produce is carefully sorted and graded.
At the packing house, the produce is carefully sorted and graded.
Orangeline Farms packs and ships everything according to customer preferences.
Orangeline Farms packs and ships everything according to customer preferences.
The Zing! bell peppers ready to ship!
The Zing! bell peppers ready to ship!
We would like to thank Duffy and the team at Orangeline Farms for their time and hospitality to tour us round their greenhouses!
We would like to thank Duffy and the team at Orangeline Farms for their time and hospitality to tour us round their greenhouses!

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