Cookstown Greens Goes on Block


COOKSTOWN, Ont. — After much speculation and rumour, the news is out — Cookstown Greens is up for sale.

David Cohlmeyer, the farmer, who revolutionized how chefs view field greens, recently turned 65 and decided it was time to cut back business responsibilities and explore other avenues.

The $1.2-million asking price will include 95 acres of land; all buildings, including greenhouses and living quarters; a full complement of appropriate farm equipment; an irrigation permit and system; all written procedures, records and contacts and an award-winning business.  

“Our knowledgeable, motivated and very capable employees are eager to continue operating the business. And, I am willing to remain involved as long as required to bring about a successful transfer of ownership,” writes Cohlmeyer in an open letter.

Cookstown Greens has improved production, sales and reputation for the past 22 years. In fact, the entire operation was moved to its current location more than five years ago, and Cohlmeyer is beginning to reap the benefits. He now has minimal need for fertilization, reduced requirements for labour-intensive hand weeding, near-elimination of pest problems and easy-to-work rock-picked soil.

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