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Houweling’s Acquires Colorado Based Sun Valley Farms

Company Press Release

Delta, BC based greenhouse grower and marketer Houweling’s Nurseries Limited (group of companies) has acquired Loveland, Colorado based Sun Valley Farms Inc. in a deal concluded April 30, 2015.

The deal sees Houweling’s Tomatoes expand its sales and service in key mountain states, and is well aligned geographically to Houweling’s new state of the art greenhouse production facility in Mona, Utah.

“In addition to improved access and sales service coverage, we establish sourcing capabilities with pre built track and trace structure and excellent grower relationships” said Kevin Doran, Chief Operating Officer at Houweling’s “backstopping our own grown product to improve customer fill rates and deliver overall service excellence.”

The Sun Valley Farms business will continue to operate independently under the leadership of President and CEO Dave Fahrenbruch.

“For Sun Valley Farms, being vertically integrated with a large North American producer is the direct to grower model our customers want” said Fahrenbruch, “with the expansion in Utah Houweling’s has solidified its position in the Western United States, and is a perfect fit for Sun Valley and our customers.”

About Houweling’s Nurseries Ltd.

Houweling’s group of companies includes year-round, sustainable greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers production on over 200 acres in Camarillo, CA, Delta, BC, and Mona, UT. In addition to crop production, Houweling’s operates a North American leading greenhouse seedling propagation nursery, supplying growers throughout western Canada and the United States. Led by Casey Houweling and his team, the company has been growing a full array of flavorful, sustainably grown, tomatoes and cucumbers since 1985.

About Sun Valley Farms

Founded by Dave Fahrenbruch in 2004, Sun Valley Farms is a Colorado based marketer and distributor of conventional and organic greenhouse produce. Primarily servicing Colorado, Arizona, California, Texas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, the company has strong retailer and grower relationships, built from Fahrenbruch’s twenty plus years in the greenhouse industry.