Mastronardi Produce is adding Longvine Growing Co. to its growing U.S. network. SUNSET® products will now be grown in a 28-acre greenhouse in Mona, Utah, owned by Equilibrium Capital. The high-tech lit facility will be operated by The Utah Greenhouse Company.
Utah becomes the eighth local producing state in the Mastronardi Produce USA network, which now reaches two-thirds of the American population in same- or next-day delivery of SUNSET produce.
“We have a strong following of consumers seeking our SUNSET products,” says Paul Mastronardi, president, and CEO of Mastronardi Produce. “The Western market has been a strategic focus for us more recently, and with this agreement, we are excited to bring even more locally grown produce to that region.”
Right: Paul Mastronardi
The greenhouse site offers the possibility to expand by almost double its current size, driving the company closer to its goal of increasing its U.S. acreage by an additional 1,500 acres in five years.
“We are pleased to expand our partnership with Mastronardi Produce,” says Dave Chen, CEO of Equilibrium Capital. “Our Utah greenhouse facility is in the hands of a world-class organization. I would also like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the Longvine team.”
Mastronardi Produce says it will continue exploring opportunities for growth with strategic partners in the West.