Carpenter Farms broadens with brand-new greenhouses, barn

Carpenter Farms has broadened its offerings, thanks to the addition of a new barn and greenhouses.

The Madison Township farm, famous for its pumpkins, likewise is becoming a popular area for flowers and produce.

Over the winter and spring, the family-owned farm at 2534 East U.S. 223 finished building of a 9,600-square-feet barn and installed four greenhouses. This month, farm officials said they have actually been pleasantly amazed at the community s reaction to the added offerings.27a

Our elite greenhouses are doing better than we expected, greenhouse supervisor Abby Carpenter said.

She said they are focusing on hanging baskets, bed linen plants, patio pots and more. They likewise are offering plants such as tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, zucchini and squash, along with veggie, flower and herb seed.

We want to be a one-stop place for gardening needs, Carpenter stated.

The strategy was to just build the barn to help with the pumpkin side of the business. They wanted long-term toilets and cover in case of bad weather. Carpenter stated, the greenhouse opportunity came along and they seized it with the concept of being able to provide customers something all year.

We would like to include two more greenhouses in the future, Carpenter stated.

In the meantime, the plants and flowers they have are in bloom.

Construction starts on $250M greenhouse job

A Canadian company preparing to invest $250 million to construct a high-tech veggie greenhouse operation in Wapakoneta hosted a revolutionary ceremony today.

Golden Fresh Farms began on its advanced greenhouses in the West Central Ohio Industrial Center near Interstate 75 and U.S. 3. The greenhouses will permit the company to grow vegetables year-round.

gh1aThe company states the job will take seven to 10 years to build. The first phase of work will include 20 acres of land under glass and a $100 million investment.

The company will employ 52 people for the first phase and anticipate having more than 400 jobs when the last stage is added.

27s2We are really delighted and excited the Golden Fresh Farms has picked our neighborhood for this task, said Wapakoneta Mayor Tom Stinebaugh in a release. Wapakoneta is understood for lots of good ideas. Now we will be home to among the largest, most contemporary, fully sustainable growers of veggies in the nation.

Once completed, the company’s owner stated around 200 acres would be under glass.

Golden Fresh Farms presently runs 100 acres of advanced, state-of-the-art greenhouse centers in Kingsville, Ontario. Their operations include seeding, harvesting, packaging and shipping to make sure freshness and quality, according to a media release.

Golden Fresh Farms new state-of-the-art center in Wapakoneta will offer a distinct chance for agricultural laborers within our state to remain in Ohio all year, stated Jeff Hoagland, president and president for Dayton Development Coalition. The indoor greenhouse can extend the growing season for fruit and vegetables, but likewise allow this workforce year-round employment opportunities.

27s1Golden Fresh Farms technology allows the company to manage their growing environment, accomplish sustainability for the future, and incorporate pest management programs to eliminate the use of pesticides, recycle water to decrease their environmental footprint, grow all Non-GMO varieties, and create CO2 through waste heat, according to a media release.