Mastronardi Produce purchases Double Diamond Farms' supply
Tomatoes growing inside a Mastronardi Produce facility
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Mastronardi Produce purchases Double Diamond Farms' supply

The move adds 140 acres to Mastronardi's current growing space, with plans to add more in 2020 and 2021.

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According to a press release, Mastronardi Produce is significantly increasing access to locally and winter-grown Sunset-brand produce, with the recent procurement of Double Diamond Farms greenhouse supply. The company 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.

“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.”

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Along with this development, Mastronardi Produce’s recent locally-grown investments include the development of Green Empire Farms in New York, boasting 64 acres of lit growing capacity, and a partnership with AppHarvest in Kentucky, a 60-acre, state-of-the-art facility.

The two expansions, together with the development of Double Diamond Farms, has increased the company’s lit acreage by 250 in 2020, with more expansion planned. Altogether, Mastronardi Produce will total over 5,000 acres of total growing capacity.