Amy’s Kitchen, Santa Rosa, Calif., will break ground on a new production facility and kitchen in Goshen, N.Y.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to have found a community of likeminded people here in Goshen,” says Andy Berliner, co-founder and CEO. “At Amy’s, we are all about taking care of each other – taking care of our consumers, our people, our local communities and the planet. We are thrilled to be breaking ground on our new kitchen in a place that truly reflects our values, and are grateful for the incredible support of the local community to help us bring this dream to fruition.”
Final design of the facility is still underway, and completion of the site will be phased with cooking of the first products expected to begin in 2021. Additional products and capabilities will be added over time. The current plans for the 389,000-square-foot environmentally efficient facility will ultimately be LEED certified, zero waste to landfill and run with renewable energy. The company also hopes to support the growth of the local organic farming industry with the goal of sourcing as many ingredients as possible from east coast farms.
“We are delighted to be in Goshen for the long-term and to contribute to the local economy, both through the jobs we provide, as well as by helping further develop the organic farming industry on the east coast of the U.S.,” adds Xavier Unkovic, president. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Governor Cuomo, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand and all of the Orange County community leaders, as well as for the support provided by New York State in the form of $6.8 million performance-based incentives and a low-cost power allocation for the new facility.”
The company also plans to complete the site prep work with construction of the building itself by next spring.
Once completed, the company anticipates creating around 680 full-time jobs.