Pure Flavor® Breaks Ground on New Georgia Distribution Center
FORT VALLEY, GA - Pure Flavor® recently broke ground on a new 60,000-square-foot distribution center just ten minutes away from its Fort Valley greenhouse facility in Peach County, Georgia.
“We are strategically growing our business across North America and, in doing so, need to support this growth with regional facilities that reduce food miles for our greenhouse grown vegetables. Our new distribution center in Peach County will allow us to better serve our retail and foodservice customers throughout the southeast year-round,” said Jamie Moracci, President.
According to a press release, the company broke ground on its 75-acre, $105 million dollar greenhouse facility over 14 months ago. Phase 1 of 25 acres is now complete, and the first crop of Georgia-grown tomatoes will be picked in a few weeks. Pure Flavor’s Long English and Mini Cucumber crop will also be ready for picking in November.
“Our team has been hard at work building a state-of-the-art, high-tech greenhouse facility in Georgia. What has been accomplished in the past year has been remarkable,” said Moracci. “Our goal to grow greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers in Georgia is becoming a reality, and we look forward to promoting Georgia-grown vegetables this winter.”
The new Georgia distribution center, the press release noted, will provide an opportunity for a greater assortment of Pure Flavor greenhouse-grown vegetables to retailers and foodservice partners in the southeastern U.S. region starting in early 2019. Pure Flavor also operates distribution centers in Leamington, ON; Romulus, MI; and San Antonio, TX, to support its vast network of growers throughout North America. To learn more about Pure Flavor’s Georgia greenhouse project and to see photos of the construction of both projects, visit GeorgiaGrownFlavor.com.
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