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Backyard Farms’ Northeast expansion sets record

Mastronardi Produce Ltd. is expanding the Backyard Farms brand with the introduction of a high-tech greenhouse in New York, one the largest-ever single builds in North America.backya

“This expansion allows us to meet the incredible loyal consumer and retailer demand for this brand," said Paul Mastronardi, president, chief executive officer and the fourth-generation family member to lead Mastronardi Produce. “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 only Phase I of the company’s mission to satisfy customer appetites — and exceed flavor expectations — for locally grown Backyard Farms tomatoes.

The new, industry-leading greenhouse more than doubles Backyard Farms’ greenhouse growing acreage and increases Mastronardi Produce’s internal greenhouse network to seven locations across the United States. In total, Mastronardi produces and delivers fresh, flavorful produce to retailers from more than 4,000 productive acres of growing capacity.

New-York-grown Backyard Farms tomatoes are planned to hit stores in Fall 2019.