Maroa Farms, Inc.
Maroa Farms Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mastronardi Produce, a leading greenhouse vegetable producer based in Kingsville, ON. Mastronardi has recently broken ground on phase II of the expansion of its greenhouse facility in Coldwater, Michigan, and when completed, the expansion will double its current size to 60 acres.
The Coldwater Greenhouse opened for production in 2012. This advanced greenhouse uses grow light technology to provide Michigan-grown tomatoes to Midwest consumers year-round. The greenhouse currently produces "Sunset" brand Angel Sweet grape tomatoes and tomatoes-on-the-vine. The expansion will enable the greenhouse to introduce even more products for year-round production to better serve the surrounding communities.
A 2013 recipient of the Southwest Michigan Catalyst Award, Mastronardi Produce has created employment opportunities and has positively affected the economy of southwest Michigan. Additionally, year-round greenhouse produce production will better serve the Coldwater community as well as surrounding communities and states. The phase II expansion will also allow increased energy efficiency and decrease food miles, as more local products will be available. Rainwater irrigation will also increase efficiency and the farm will continue to recycle its water supply.
Upon completion in the summer of 2014, Coldwater Greenhouse will become a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program-verified farm in recognition of Mastronardi's environmental initiatives.