It’s that time of year once again – the United Fresh Convention & Expo is taking place from June 10th-12th in Chicago, IL, and we have yet another strong team that will be representing NatureFresh™ Farms at the event!
At Booth #2019, our representatives will be discussing the latest products, programs, innovations, and updates from our company. Attending the show? Add us to your list of exhibitors to visit so you can see how NatureFresh™ Farms is shaping the #FutureOfFresh!
With so much going on at this year’s event, keep reading for a sneak peek of what you can expect.
United Fresh 2019 Logistics
Check out the resources below so you can stay organized and get the most out of your experience at United Fresh 2019.
The NatureFresh™ Farms Team
We have four NatureFresh™ Farms team members attending the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo. Meet the team below and discover what they are most looking forward to at the event!
New Products, Packaging, & Plants!
New products being discovered? Check.
Innovative packaging solutions being introduced? Check.
Cutting-edge facilities being built? Check.
The NatureFresh™ Farms team has had a lot to celebrate in our 20th year, and the #FutureOfFresh is looking just as bright. Take a look below to see what our team has been working on to keep us at the forefront within our industry.
In the NatureFresh™ Farms Discovery Center, we are constantly trialing different seed varieties as we search for the next fresh products to add to our lineup.
The TOMZ® Tomberry® Tomato was a variety that graduated from the Discovery Center’s rigorous trial and development program in 2017. This one-of-a-kind tiny Tomato made a big splash when it hit grocery store shelves!
The Discovery Center isn’t just about finding brand-new varieties like the Tomberry® for us to grow – it’s also about perfecting the growing practices for some of our long-time favorites. Whether it’s finding ways to extend a product’s shelf life or enhance its flavor, our Research and Development team is committed to growing the best food using the most effective practices available.
Visit Booth 2019 at the United Fresh 2019 tradeshow to see what our Research and Development team is up to in our Discovery Center this season!
Our focus on operating a sustainable business from start to finish is growing stronger every day. Where packaging is concerned, we are constantly searching for and executing innovative packaging solutions that are safe for both our products and the planet.
Most recently, our team introduced a compostable tray that our Mini Cucumbers are now being packed in – this tray is made from 100% recyclable and compostable pulp molded materials that compost within 60 to 90 days. This material makes our new tray a sustainable substitute for the traditional Styrofoam version.
Introducing this compostable tray is a big step towards our company having more sustainable marketing practices – but we know there are many more packaging solutions that still need to be discovered and implemented to make our operation as environmentally responsible as possible.
Ask our team about the sustainable packaging solutions we are exploring with our valued suppliers – you can find our team at Booth 2019 throughout the United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo!
Our Latest Build
Over 235,000 brand-new Tomato plants have officially been welcomed into our newest greenhouse in Leamington, ON! This state-of-the-art greenhouse facility will allow us to produce Ontario-grown Tomatoes-on-the-Vine and Specialty Tomatoes throughout the winter months, allowing consumers to purchase NatureFresh™ Farms Tomato products 365 days of the year!
With more people looking for locally-grown produce on store shelves 12 months of the year, we can now meet consumer demand with high-quality, consistently fresh Tomato products grown close to home all year long.
Alongside this new greenhouse facility, we are finishing up construction on a high-tech Warehouse facility. This operation will use industry-leading technology and a wide range of automated machinery to increase efficiency and meet the highest safety standards.
Our new facilities are allowing us to set the bar even higher within our industry – visit Booth 2019 to learn more!
Updates & Resources
Check out these additional resources so you can get caught up on all things NatureFresh™ Farms before connecting with our team at United Fresh 2019.
See You There!
We hope to see you at the United Fresh 2019 event this year – when you stop by our booth, don’t forget to connect with our team, snap some photos, and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn!