July 15, 2010
A tornado hit the Leamington area in early June causing extensive damage to a number of greenhouse operations.

Keepsake Plants, N & M Farms and Essex Nurseries all reported some damage when the tornado hit on the weekend. Early estimates put the damage at around $24 million.  

Hard hit was Keepsake Plants, formerly known as Yoder Canada. Eight acres of greenhouses were flattened, but news reports say the company was shipping plants on the Monday after the storm.