GoodLeaf Community Farms Ltd. (GoodLeaf Farms), a wholly owned subsidiary of TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Ltd. (TruLeaf), has awarded a contract to Fowler Construction Services Ltd. (Fowler Construction) to begin construction of its first farm, in Bible Hill, this month.
A building in the Agritech Park is being converted into one of North America’s largest indoor multi-level growing facilities. The farm will have the ability to grow hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh greens and herbs annually without the use of pesticides.
“We are extremely excited and thrilled to begin construction of our first commercial farm in Bible Hill this summer,” said Gregg Curwin, president and CEO of GoodLeaf Farms. “Consumers are demanding local, fresh, and clean produce, and we’re going to bring that to the market by this fall. We will deliver a culinary experience like no other.”
GoodLeaf Farms has secured a deal with a national grocery retailer to offer a wide range of leafy-green products. Additionally, GoodLeaf will be selling its ultra-clean, ultra-fresh greens to institutions and healthcare providers in the Atlantic region.
“Our products will be sold at a price comparable to California-organic, but grown in our region, year round. It’s great for us to be able to contribute to the physical and economic health of the region, and become a national leader in leafy-green production.”
*TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Ltd. is an Innovacorp portfolio company.
About GoodLeaf Community Farms Ltd.
GoodLeaf Farms, located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, is a wholly owned subsidiary of TruLeaf, and is the exclusive licensee of the TruLeaf Smart Plan System in Canada. Using innovative indoor growing technologies, GoodLeaf Farms grows ultra-clean, ultra-nutritious and local produce for retailers, food service providers, hospitals, and institutions.
About TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Ltd.
Founded in 2011, and located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, TruLeaf has developed an indoor farming system that grows fresh plants for food and medicines anywhere in the world, regardless of environment, 365 days a year. The system integrates growing technologies in a controlled environment to grow high quality, predictable-yield, and clean plants with innovative and efficient technologies.
About Fowler Construction Services Ltd.
Fowler Construction Services Limited is a privately owned and operated, servicing the Atlantic Provinces for over 30 years. Centrally located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Fowler Construction supplies a broad range of services to the commercial and industrial fields. Fowler Construction is bonded, certified by the Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association (NSCSA), and maintains a Workers’ Compensation (WCB) Certificate of Recognition.
For more information, contact:
Gregg M. Curwin
President & CEO
TruLeaf Sustainable Agriculture Ltd.
Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, June 10, 2015