Walmart Canada has partnered with Mastronardi Produce to deliver Ontario-grown strawberries year-round.
The fresh fruit and vegetable company, which employs some 3,000 people, operates greenhouses in Kingsville, Ont., including one built specifically for the summertime favourite.
“We are excited to be launching Your Fresh Market greenhouse-grown strawberries exclusively at Walmart Canada,” said Kimberly Roberts, senior director, floral and produce, Walmart Canada, in a statement.
Family-owned for over 70 years, Mastronardi also produces tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and berries.
Walmart currently works with more than 2,100 Canadian suppliers.
“Our customers have told us that local is really, really important to them,” said Sam Wankowski, chief merchandising officer, Walmart Canada, in a release. “It means we can get that product quicker to the customer, which is going to mean less trucks on the road and, ultimately, a better product for customers.”