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Friday, October 14, 2011

Village Farms opens packing, distribution facility in Dominican Republic

Village Farms International Inc. (TSX:VFF) has opened a packing and distribution facility in the Dominican Republic.

The company, which specializes in greenhouse-grown produce, said Monday that the subsidiary, located in Santiago, will begin packaging sweet bell peppers this month.

All of the logistal services of exporting the produce to the United States will be managed by the company.

"With the proper grower training programs in place, effective packaging and logistics services, and steady guidance the Caribbean region is poised to become a consistent supplier of hydroponic greenhouse grown sweet bell peppers to the United States," senior vice-president Michael Minerva in a release.

Village Farms, headquartered in Vancouver, is one of North America's largest producers of greenhouse-grown tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers. It operates in both Texas and British Columbia.

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Source: Winnipeg Free Press

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