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Duncan Family Farms expands operations with acquisition

Duncan Family Farms, a family-owned, multi-regional grower of certified organic and sustainably-grown produce, specializing in baby lettuces, greens, kale and herbs, acquired  Pedersen Farms, a family-owned farm and certified organic grower located in upstate New York.

With a focus on expansion and diversification of regional and local organic supply, this acquisition supports Duncan Family Farms' growth as a leader in sustainability and a grower of premium organic products. With additional varieties and a prime location, Pedersen Farms will help to increase the range of products Duncan offers as well as help to mitigate potential supply chain challenges.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with Pedersen Farms as their agronomic practices and core values perfectly align with ours at Duncan,” said Patty Emmert, community relations and marketing manager for Duncan Family Farms. “Rick Pedersen has spent the last thirty years building up the quality of the organic soil and making an impact in his community. This union is precisely the type of operational excellence we believe in and want to strengthen within our organization.”

Through this acquisition, Rick Pedersen, who founded Pedersen Farms, will stay on board as head of farming operations to provide continuity and on-the-ground expertise. Additionally, the existing staff will maintain their current positions with the support of Duncan Family Farms.

“We are so grateful to the local community, our customers, and our team members who have made the last 30 years a reality,” said Pedersen. “We’re excited about the future that is possible with Duncan’s support and we are proud to be working alongside a team that cares as much as we do about organics and sustainability.”

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