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Mastronardi’s Coldwater Greenhouse to expand


October 16, 2013
By Dave Harrison

Oct. 16, 2013, Kingsville, Ont. – Mastronardi’s Coldwater Greenhouse has recently broken ground for Phase 2 expansion. 


Oct. 16, 2013, Kingsville, Ont. – Mastronardi’s Coldwater Greenhouse has recently broken ground for Phase 2 expansion. 


The Michigan facility, which opened in 2012, is moving towards doubling its current size to 60 acres.

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This advanced greenhouse uses grow-light technology to provide Michigan-grown tomatoes to Midwest consumers year-round.

YEAR-ROUND PRODUCTION

The greenhouse currently produces Sunset® Angel Sweet™ grape tomatoes and tomatoes-on-the-vine. This expansion will enable the greenhouse to introduce even more products for year-round production to better serve the surrounding communities.

5777_sunset_coldwater_farm_2013“We’re very happy to get started on Phase 2 construction,” said Christopher Gill, director of greenhouse operations.

“This new addition will feature even more technological advances and more opportunity for the community, which is always a top priority.”

CATALYST AWARD WINNER

As a 2013 recipient of the Southwest Michigan Catalyst Award, Mastronardi Produce is proud to provide job creation and positively impact the economy of southwest Michigan.

This new expansion will provide as many as 90 new job opportunities in Coldwater, Michigan.

Additionally, year-round greenhouse produce production will better serve the Coldwater community as well as surrounding communities and states.

The expansion will also allow increased energy efficiency and decrease food miles, as more local products will be available.

RAINWATER IRRIGATION

Rainwater irrigation will also increase efficiency and the farm will continue to recycle its water supply.

Upon completion in the summer of 2014, Coldwater Greenhouse will become a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program verified farm in recognition of Mastronardi’s environmental initiatives.

Click here to learn more about Sunset brand produce.


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