U.S.: $35M tomato greenhouse to be built in Iowa

September 16 , 2019

Bushel Boy Farms sees the future of food production as volatile and risky, which is why it is bullish on greenhouse agriculture.

The Owatonna-based grower of year-round tomatoes in Minnesota is expanding with a new 50-acre greenhouse and campus in Mason City, Iowa.

Last week, the company broke ground on the US$35 million facility that will increase its production by 50% and allow it to maintain a more consistent crop of tomatoes throughout the year.

Bushel Boy grows all of its tomatoes in a highly controlled greenhouse in Owatonna. The company is also expanding that facility with a 4.5-acre greenhouse dedicated to research and development.

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