May 17, 2023Mastronardi, InterGrow partner in New York state
Mastronardi Produce, a fourth-generation family-owned commercial greenhouse grower, is expanding its U.S. network through a joint venture with Intergrow Greenhouses.
Mastronardi will acquire Integrow’s greenhouse facilities and trucking business in New York state. The new company, Sungrow Farms LLC, adds 105 acres of high-tech greenhouse production capacity to Mastronardi’s growing domestic network and ensures continuity of operations at local greenhouses, keeping more than 280 people employed in the workforce.
y grown fruits and vegetables,” Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO of Mastronardi Produce, said in a news release. “We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and delivering on our mission to inspire healthy living through WOW flavor experiences.”
Sungrow Farms’ greenhouse facilities have expansion capacities and are within a 24-hour drive of 60% of the U.S. population.
“We are thrilled to enter into a joint venture with Mastronardi Produce, the North American industry leader in greenhouse grown produce,” Dirk Biemans, president of Sungrow Farms, said in the release. “This partnership ensures the continuation of our legacy as well as our commitment to our shareholders, employees, and the communities we’re in.”
Sungrow Farms will continue to produce Intergrow cherry tomatoes on the vine, as well as Mastronardi Produce’s exclusive, high-flavor fruits and vegetables which will be marketed under the company’s award-winning brands.
Mastronardi grows and markets products under the SUNSET, Backyard Farms, BerryWorld and Queen of Greens brands. Mastronardi Produce has been family-owned for more than 70 years and prides itself on producing consistently flavorful tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, berries, and lettuce.