Posted on May 19, 2017
According to FreshPlaza.com; Two years ago, Mucci Farms launched its greenhouse-grown strawberries, Smuccies™, as part of small trial. “We haven’t even had a full year-end yet, but I believe this is the future,” says Bert Mucci with Mucci Farms. We are partnering with two Dutch strawberry growers; Ton Bastiaansen and Joost van Oers. “We tried it on our own for two years, but couldn’t get it right. A greenhouse-grown strawberry is the most difficult product to grow. There is so much to know and we didn’t have the knowledge. Partnering with Ton and Joost made a huge difference,” shared Mucci. Smuccies™ were commercially launched on a big expansion last season and the company is doing another expansion in Kingsville, Ontario this season, resulting in 24 acres of greenhouse-grown strawberries.
“This expansion will not only reinforce our status as the largest in-house strawberry grower in North America, it will help us meet our goals of producing the best tasting strawberries on the continent, accommodate the increasing demand for clean fruits and vegetables, and continue to build Mucci Farms as a trusted brand for consumers.”