Mastronardi Produce Ltd., Canada, announced plans to expand its Backyard Farms brand with the introduction of a high-tech greenhouse in New York.
“This expansion allows us to meet the incredible loyal consumer and retailer demand for this brand," says Paul Mastronardi, president and CEO. “It also ensures that all Northeasterners can enjoy what New Englanders have come to expect—fresh-from-the-vine Backyard Farms tomatoes delivered within hours.”
The 71.6-acre glass greenhouse is said to be the largest single-build greenhouse in North America.
The new greenhouse more than doubles Backyard Farms’ greenhouse growing acreage and increases Mastronardi Produce’s internal greenhouse network to seven locations across the United States.
Mastronardi Produce acquired the Backyard Farms brand in 2017.