Duncan Family Farms to expand in Brockport, add 50 new jobs
Brockport, N.Y. (WHAM) - An organic growing farm operation will expand into Brockport.
Duncan Family Farms, a leading U.S. organic grower, has expanded into New York through a partnership with Newstead Ranch, according to Governor Cuomo's office. The $11.8 million expansion will create 50 new jobs.
The farming operation specializes in green ingredients included in spring mix salad, including spinach. Its customers in turn provide bagged salads to the retail and food service industries.
Duncan Family Farms will be growing baby leaf items such as spinach, arugula, and romaine lettuces for customers throughout the region, as well as along the east coast. It plans to expand into other vegetable crops as the farm grows.
Empire State Development is offering up to $865,000 in performance-based tax credits.
The farm's production method gets vegetables to the store quicker while creating a much smaller carbon footprint by reducing the number of miles food needs to travel to get to the store.