Sometimes, the best way through uncertain times is to take advantage of other’s hesitancy towards risk. This at least is the opinion of Lisa and John Kouwenberg, the owners of Foliera, an Ontario-based Tropical and Potted Plant producer/wholesaler, who are not afraid of taking big steps.
In 2019, Foliera purchased a 5-acre existing cucumber greenhouse located in Smithville, Ontario, 15km away from their current facility in Beamsville, Ontario, and undertook a major renovation there. Ripping out the existing greenhouse heating, screening, irrigation, and growing systems and replacing them all with state-of-the-art growing installations, they have transformed the greenhouse into something that every grower would be proud of.
COVID did not stop them either, they powered through that challenge too. Not even before the last coat of paint dried on the newly renovated greenhouse, John and Lisa were in discussions with Havecon to add on another 4 acres of high-tech Venlo greenhouse. Construction began on the expansion in late 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by end of August 2021.
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