Record-breaking domestic expansion for Mastronardi Produce

Mastronardi Produce has added more domestic acreage in one year than ever before in the company’s 70-year history. In 2022 alone, Mastronardi has grown its local network by more than 350 acres — nearly half of which is lit growing capacity.

“These are meaningful investments that we are so excited to bring to local communities,” says Dean Taylor, VP of Business Development at Mastronardi Produce. “The scope of this growth is unprecedented. Mastronardi Produce is absolutely committed to local, and these expansions are a solid demonstration of that.”

With the addition of Kentucky, Rhode Island, and Utah to its impressive CEA portfolio, Mastronardi Produce is now in eight states in the USA. 

Earlier this year, one of the largest-ever greenhouse lettuce builds was completed in Berea, Kentucky, spearheading cultivation for Queen of Greens™, the industry’s first scaled, washed, and ready-to-eat greenhouse lettuce. In nearby Richmond, an immense 60-acre lit greenhouse has been built, greatly increasing the production of SUNSET® tomato varieties like the brand’s flagship Campari® tomato.

In June, The Utah Greenhouse Company joined the Mastronardi network and began growing SUNSET’s coveted Bombs® tomatoes in a high-tech 28-acre greenhouse set to double in capacity. In response to the huge demand for CEA strawberries, Mastronardi recently added two new strawberry greenhouses to grow SUNSET’s award-winning WOW® Berries. Over 100 acres of lit strawberry farms are now in operation, solidifying WOW Berries’ industry leadership in a category it pioneered over a decade ago.

Mastronardi will be showcasing its love for local at the upcoming IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show.

For more information:
Audra Macintyre
Mastronardi Company 
Tel: (+1) 519-326-3218
audra.macintyre@sunsetgrown.com 
www.sunsetgrown.com 
 


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