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VILLAGE FARMS TO PARTICIPATE IN 3RD ANNUAL INDOOR AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

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Village Farms International, located in Heathrow, Florida will participate in 3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture Conference on March 31 and April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Village Farms has participated in this conference since its inception three years ago. Village Farms President & CEO, Michael A. DeGiglio will be the first speaker on the first day of the conference in an “Ask me Anything” format. Mr. DeGiglio was keynote speaker last year at the conference. Paul Selina, Vice President of Applied Research for Village Farms, will be speaking during the first panel on the second day of the conference entitled, “What should you consider in selecting a growing environment?”. Mr. Selina was keynote speaker the first year of the conference. Village Farms Corporate Chef Darren Brown will speak on a panel of Chefs the first day of the conference entitled, “What do chefs want to see from the indoor agriculture industry?”. Chef Brown will also provide an introduction at the conference luncheon on the first day to greenhouse produce; how to select and what to look for. Village Farms has donated all the tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants to be prepared for the guests of the conference luncheons this year. Other Village Farms employees in attendance at the conference will be Helen L. Aquino, Director Brand Marketing & Communication and Andrew Sable, Sales Manager. For more information about the conference please visit http://indoor.ag/3rd-indoor-ag-con/ and for Village Farms please visit www.villagefarms.com .

About Village Farms
Village Farms is one of the largest producers, marketers, and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables in North America. The food our farmers grow, along with other greenhouse farmers under exclusive arrangements are all grown in environmentally friendly, soil-less, glass greenhouses. The Village Farms® brand of fruits and vegetables is marketed and distributed primarily to local retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainability principles that enable us to grow food 365 days a year that not only feeds the growing population but is healthier for people and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth® and good for you.

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW CORPORATE CHEF DARREN BROWN

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Village Farms International, located in Heathrow, Florida it pleased to announce they have appointed Chef Darren Brown, located in Vancouver, BC as Executive Corporate Chef for the company. Chef Brown comes to Village Farms with over 25 years experience across numerous facets of the food industry. Chef’s former position as Executive Chef, for all the restaurants at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, BC where he originally came in contact with the brand, incorporating Village Farms produce extensively onto the menus there. According to Helen L. Aquino, Director Brand Management & Communication, “We are elated to have Chef on board with Village Farms as a tried and true brand ambassador. His food expertise is perfectly suited in discerning our exclusive varietal flavor profiles.” According to Aquino, Chef will be responsible for creating unique recipes that focus on health and wellness for consumers. In addition chef will be on hand at company events including tradeshows. Chef Brown will be representing the company on a chef panel at the upcoming 3rd Annual Indoor Agriculture conference March 31 and April 1, 2015 in Las Vegas Nevada. Chef Brown has this to say about his new position, “Village Farms has so many exciting new varietals that are exclusive to them alone. Their quality is only surpassed by their flavor and when incorporated into a dish really allow the food speak for itself’. Visit www.villagefarms.com for more information.

About Village Farms
Village Farms is one of the largest producers, marketers, and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables in North America. The food our farmers grow, along with other greenhouse farmers under exclusive arrangements are all grown in environmentally friendly, soil-less, glass greenhouses. The Village Farms® brand of fruits and vegetables is marketed and distributed primarily to local retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainability principles that enable us to grow food 365 days a year that not only feeds the growing population but is healthier for people and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth® and good for you.

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VILLAGE FARMS AND FLORIDA ORGANIC FARMS AGREEMENT

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VILLAGE FARMS INTERNATIONAL INC. AND FLORIDA ORGANIC FARMS INT. LLC.
ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT FOR USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Village Farms International Inc. (VFF.TSX) with US headquarters in Heathrow, Florida and Florida Organic Farms Int. LLC. located in Okeechobee, Florida are pleased to announce an exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies. Village Farms is a progressive vertically integrated food company focused on growing, marketing, and distributing its branded fruits and vegetables to retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Florida Organic Farms Int. LLC is a USDA certified organic farm that grows organically in Florida. This is a first time Village Farms will partner with another farmer to offer organic produce under one of the Company’s labels. According to Michael A. DeGiglio, President & CEO of Village Farms, “We are happy to be able to offer our customers local US organically grown produce”. Village Farms will offer USDA certified organic fruits and vegetable to its customers beginning in the Fall of this year. “This is a great opportunity for Florida Organic Farms to offer its organically grown products to retailers to meet the ever increasing demand for this consumer growth segment “said Joseph J. Rieger, Founder & CEO of Florida Organic Farms Int. LLC He finished by saying our company motto says it all “Growing for a Healthier World” and that’s exactly what we plan to do between Village Farms & Florida Organic Farms”.

About Village Farms
Village Farms is one of the largest producers, marketers, and distributors of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables in North America. The food our farmers grow, along with other greenhouse farmers under exclusive arrangements are all grown in environmentally friendly, soil-less, glass greenhouses. The Village Farms® brand of fruits and vegetables is marketed and distributed primarily to local retail grocers and dedicated fresh food distributors throughout the United States and Canada. Since its inception, Village Farms has been guided by sustainability principles that enable us to grow food 365 days a year that not only feeds the growing population but also is healthier for people and the planet. Village Farms is Good for the Earth® and good for you.

About Florida Organic Farms
Florida Organic Farms is located in Okeechobee, FL, on a site including 380-acres of certified organic land, paired with a onsite 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art processing facility with multiple temperature zones, vacuum cooling, and automated packing lines. Over 7 acres of Cravo greenhouses, specifically designed with environmental controls and built for Organic farming only, this will help to protect the most sensitive crops from extremes in weather conditions and vastly extend the traditional Florida growing season.

In addition to being stewards of the land and believers in natural and sustainable food production, Florida Organic Farms new state of the art packing facility will set the standards of next-stage food safety with its proprietary and exclusive Enviro Pure purification system throughout its processing facility. This system treats any potentially harmful pathogens, acts to protect consumer health, extends shelf life by stopping decay, and provides the cleanest and safest way to store, handle, pack, and distribute fresh produce and herbs in the industry.

To learn more about Florida Organic Farms Int., please visit www.organicgreat.com we are truly “Growing for a Healthier World”.

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Seed Partnership

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Village Farms International Inc. (VFF.TSX) with US headquarters in Heathrow, Florida and Axia Vegetable Seeds, BV located in Naaldwijk, Holland are pleased to announce a long term exclusive partnership among the two companies.

Village Farms is a progressive vertically integrated food company focused on growing, marketing, and distributing its branded fruits and vegetables to dedicated retailers throughout the United States and Canada. Axia is an innovative breeding company specializing in the development of vegetable seeds for protected crops. This is the first time Axia Vegetable Seeds will partner with any company in North America under an exclusive agreement.

According to Debi Street, Director of Variety Development & Innovations for Village Farms, “The two companies have forged a long term partnership and have created a unique relationship based on exclusive agreements to the benefit of both.”

“Village Farms continues to be steadfast in its efforts to search the world over for consumer-centric varieties and be first to market. The Axia partnership is the positive result of our dedication to this mission”, said Village Farms President and CEO, Michael A. DeGiglio. According to Axia the partnership will highlight their portfolio of products for the North American consumer.

Alois van Vliet, CEO of Axia had this to say, “Axia has found in Village Farms a partner who truly understands the importance of creating value with our tomato varieties by starting with the brand marketing that is focused on the consumer and their preferences.”

For more information on Village Farms, visit www.villagefarms.com

For more information on Axia Seeds :
info@axiaseeds.com
www.axiaseeds.com

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Tasty Facts

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1. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes are harvested by hand at the peak of freshness

2. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes continue to ripen on their vines for the best flavor imaginable

3. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes have that garden fresh flavor just like grandmas garden you remember from when you were a child

4. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes are greenhouse grown achieving a consistent quality and flavor every time you purchase them and eat them

5. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes are greenhouse grown assuring the highest level of food safety standards available to consumers today

6. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes are the overall health elixir and superfood; they are heart healthy, cholesterol reducing, improve vision, and reduce hypertension.

7. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes are grown by farmers in beautiful indoor gardens where bumble bees pollinate the fruit and good bugs eat any bad bugs as the primary means of pest control.

8. Village Farms Delectable TOV® tomatoes are greenhouse grown in environmentally friendly indoor gardens that are Good for the earth™ and healthier for people and the planet.