Courtesy of Mastronardi Produce Ltd.

Mastronardi Produce Opens Two New Greenhouses in Kentucky

Oct. 6, 2023
High-tech greenhouses will add 120 acres of growing capacity for tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and berries for the company’s Sunset brand.

Mastronardi Produce Ltd., which grows and sells produce nationally under the Sunset brand, has added two high-tech greenhouse operations in Kentucky, totaling 120 acres of fully lit produce production space.

The fourth-generation family-owned grower of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and berries opened the facilities in Richmond and Morehead, Ky., adding to its commercial greenhouse growing operations, which its web site claims are 10 times more land-efficient than traditional field farms.

Mastronardi Produce has already set up a support team to ensure a smooth transition and continuity of operations for employees at Morehead and Richmond, the company release stated.

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Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.

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