Mastronardi Produce® to Break 500 Lit Acres in 2020
KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA - Expansions and progressive growth in the greenhouse sector is the talk of the town in 2020. Industry leader and innovator Mastronardi Produce® is energizing the category by significantly increasing access to locally and winter-grown, flavorful SUNSET® produce with the recent procurement of Double Diamond Farms greenhouse supply.
“The increase in northern production is especially vital for providing our Midwestern and Eastern consumers with flavorful, locally-grown produce even in the winter months, within a day of being picked,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO of Mastronardi Produce. “We will continue to increase the availability of local produce and meet the incredible and loyal consumer demand for the SUNSET® brand.”
Mastronardi Produce® has assumed sales and marketing of Double Diamond Farms production of 140 acres of high-tech, lit greenhouses in Leamington, Ontario, with plans to expand to 172 acres by 2021—a value proposition for its retail and foodservice partners that cannot be overstated.
On top of the exponential growth of the greenhouse visionary, the company has also made recent locally-grown investments that include the development of Green Empire Farms in New York, the largest single-build high-tech greenhouse in North America boasting 64 acres of lit growing capacity, and a partnership with AppHarvest in Kentucky—a 60-acre, state-of-the-art facility hosting one of the most sustainable, efficient, and technologically advanced greenhouses of its kind.
According to a press release, the two expansions along with the development of Double Diamond Farms, have increased the company’s lit acreage by 250 in 2020 alone, with more expansion planned. Altogether, Mastronardi Produce will total over 5,000 acres of total growing capacity.
As we look to the greenhouse sector to help pave the way in growth and ingenuity, companies like Mastronardi Produce are helping us lay the stones for a more progressive tomorrow.