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  • Pensioner
    June 09, 2013 - 12:13

    Best of luck to you!

  • Pensioner
    June 09, 2013 - 12:09

    Best of luck to you!

  • Ceres
    June 08, 2013 - 08:21

    I wish you all the best in your business - food security is a problem on the island, and it's great to see people stepping up to tackle the challenge. I will happily pay a little more for locally grown fresh food, and I know I'm not the only one. Good luck, can't wait to see your produce on the shelves!

  • cuda
    June 07, 2013 - 20:43

    Mr.Bruce little more detail of this venture >>your website was useless for information. Cost for product/chemicals used or maybe you should enlighten us the details that are missing. >>>>> Plus don’t you think the big company’s (Sobeys, Loblaws) might undersell your product and money talks >>>I’d go for the cheaper fruit and veggies not sure if yours would be any cleaner from chemicals.

  • Mary
    June 07, 2013 - 14:23

    smells like another SPRUNG GREENHOUSE to me

    • david
      June 07, 2013 - 15:37

      Sorry....wrong. First of all, if it's privately owned and funded, I as a tax-paying Newfoundlander shouldn't be impacted in the least if it failed like Sprung did. Having said that, the mere fact that it IS privately financed, and has therefore been economically vetted and scrutinized in the real world (instead of Political Farceland) makes it's chances of success FAR higher than Sprung's ever was.

  • Cyril Rogers
    June 07, 2013 - 13:47

    Mr. Bruce, I wish you all the best and hope your project succeeds. My concern would be cost and accessibility in small towns and rural areas. I am very concerned, not only about the quality of many of these "fresh" products we now obtain from the big stores, but also how many potentially harmful chemicals have been used to keep them reasonably fresh. A small-scale version of your concept, that would provide fresh produce in remote areas would be a great boon to many people....primarily from a health perspective.

  • dan
    June 07, 2013 - 11:55

    Very interesting idea! Best of luck and I hope to be buying FRESH produce here on the island next winter!

  • saelcove
    June 07, 2013 - 10:21

    and will the cost be comparable not likely

  • Stephen Bruce
    June 07, 2013 - 09:02

    Grandma, Thank you for your interest and concern. Everything is indoors so climate does not play a factor. Notable, we are not seeking any government funding as the money is coming from private investors. We appreciate your interest and welcome any comments or questions. info@newfoundlandfresh.com Best, Stephen Bruce Newfoundland Fresh Produce

  • Well done
    June 07, 2013 - 08:54

    Despite the fact that I'm a Newfounder, I wish these people the best of luck in their endeavors.

  • Roger
    June 07, 2013 - 08:47

    Great Idea, I hope it works out. We need better produce in this province. The problem with sprung was the choice of products they grew (cucumbers) and the timing. People think differently about food. If they choose the right products and keep prices resonible they should do ok. They should go to Chris Snellen for advice, he has been running a successful hydroponic lettuce company here for years. Truth be know some of the gear was probably from sprung leftovers. but thats just hearsay

  • Grandma
    June 07, 2013 - 08:03

    Well, shades of Sprung. It may use a different method but a costly one just the same. I hope this is not another venture relying on the Government Cash Cow. The first growing operation opened in B.C. just last January where the winters are milder, with few days that are below freezing. Even that one may not prove to be finacially sustainable. Imagine keeping these structures heated, snow cleared and standing upright in our cold, snowy and windy winters. Government beware, don't go down that same road a second time!