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Nature Fresh Farms celebrates 20 years, announces new employee benefit

On Nov. 8 Nature Fresh Farms celebrated its 20 years of growing with an anniversary event that marked a major milestone for the company along with the announcement of an exciting addition of a group retirement plan to its existing benefits plan.  NFF 2019 20thAnniversary 1

The special event was organized at its Phase 3 facility where 270 employees were present to commemorate the company’s 20 years of success. With everyone in high spirits and enjoying the afternoon event, General Manager John Ketler and Chief Executive Officer Peter Quiring took the opportunity to extend their gratitude to all Nature Fresh Farm employees for their hard work and dedication over the last 20 years followed by the announcement that Nature Fresh Farms will be offering employees a group retirement plan.

The group retirement plan allows employees to conveniently contribute to the plan through payroll deductions before tax is calculated. The amount is then matched by Nature Fresh Farms allowing employees to save more for their retirement and receive immediate tax relief from those savings. Nature Fresh Farms hopes this new benefit will help existing employees plan for their future but also act as an incentive attracting new hires since this benefit is uncommon within the industry.

“The 20th anniversary celebration gave us the perfect opportunity to express our appreciation to our employees by announcing the extension of their current benefits plan which now includes the group retirement plan,” said Ketler. “Nature Fresh Farms most valuable asset is its employees and we want to help provide for our amazing team.”

Beginning as a buy-and-sell project in 1999, Nature Fresh Farms has transitioned into one of the largest independent greenhouse produce growers in Canada. Within its 20 years of innovation and growth, Nature Fresh Farms has had many accomplishments, including its recent 32-acre expansion bringing total family-owned facilities to 200 acres advancing operations to year-round growing in Leamington, ON. The company has taken significant steps to further integrate sustainability within its operations exemplified this year by the successful introduction of new compostable cucumber trays.

Nature Fresh Farms aims to continue providing quality greenhouse-grown vegetables through their advancements in sustainable technology and are looking forward to the next 20 years of offering retailers and consumers in consistency in supply, quality, and flavor that their local products offer.