“Expanding our capacity with lit crop production enables us to service the Midwest with USA-grown tomatoes, this further compliments our Southeast programs from our Peach County, GA, facility,” said Moracci.
Pure Flavor opened its Georgia greenhouse in late 2018 and currently grows tomatoes-on-the-vine that get distributed to key retail and foodservice partners in Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee and Alabama.
“The acquisition of MightyVine further demonstrates our company leadership’s ability to recognize and analyze strategic acquisition opportunities, which continues to breathe enthusiasm into greater expansion possibilities,” said Jeff Moracci, chief financial officer and partner.
The company has been very active in the last nine months; after acquiring DeTemporada Farms in late December 2022 and then Cervini Farms C5 in February 2023, Pure Flavor expanded its network in July by acquiring another distribution center in McAllen, TX. Expansion is already under way at DeTemporada’s Phase II of 13 acres that will be completed later this year as well as development plans for Phases VI and VII as part of Pure Flavor master 350-acre campus plan in Leamington. The company’s strategic investments are focused on solidifying its future as an industry leader.
“As we welcome MightyVine to the Pure Flavor family, we look forward to growing existing business relationships that have flourished over the past several years in the Midwest under the MightyVine brand. We will continue to bring flavorful greenhouse grown tomatoes, and much more, to those loyal business partners in the years to come,” said Matt Mastronardi, executive vice president and partner.
“Increasing our owned acreage helps facilitate our growth alongside our grower partners and supports our need of scaling up our operations to drive efficiencies. We are excited to add MightyVine to our Pure Flavor family,” said Jamie Moracci. With expansion comes a need for greater resources, talent wise, to support the growth. Pure Flavor continues to lead extensive recruitment drives at all its facilities.
Pure Flavor® is on a significant growth path to support the increased demand for fresh, greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables year-round. Future expansion plans beyond the Cervini Farms C5, DeTemporada Farms and the MightyVine acquisitions are ongoing to develop more region-specific facilities as well as explore new product opportunities.