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B.C.’s Star Group to add 25 acres of greenhouse strawberries

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The Star Group’s Delta, B.C. facility will produce premium strawberries year-round starting this month. The added capacity will come via additional planting of the company’s state-of-the-art greenhouse with the first berry shipments expected in March 2022. The facility started producing test crops in 2019, then progressed to smaller-scale commercial production throughout 2020 and 2021, and is now ready to scale up substantially to meet the elevated consumer demand for fresh strawberries, adding nearly 25 acres (more than one million square feet) of production floor in the Closed Environment Agriculture (CEA) facility.

With shipments beginning, consumers can look for the strawberries under the “Just Picked” label at grocers across Canada and into the U.S.

B.C. Hothouse, a division of the Star Group, oversees a network of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) production facilities across B.C., producing a variety of fruits and vegetables year-round. The Star Group was founded in 1989 and now employs more than 800 in offices across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

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