Greenhouse fruit and vegetable grower Pure Taste has acquired MightyVine, a number one Midwest tomato grower and model in Rochelle, IL. The acquisition provides to Pure Taste’s increasing portfolio of greenhouses and distribution facilities.
“We proceed to see vital progress and demand for the Pure Taste model throughout North America, which has prompted us to strategically spend money on particular areas. The chance so as to add MightyVine to our household of growers will permit us to additional prolong our attain into the Midwest and past,” says Jamie Moracci, President & Companion of Pure Taste.
Situated simply west of Chicago, the situation of MightyVine’s 30-acre facility with lit manufacturing supplies a steady provide of recent, greenhouse grown tomatoes year-round to one of the vital essential cities and areas within the U.S.
“Increasing our capability with lit crop manufacturing permits us to service the Midwest with U.S.-grown tomatoes, and additional enhances our Southeast packages from our Peach County, GA, facility,” Moracci says. Pure Taste opened its Georgia greenhouse in late 2018 and at present develop tomatoes-on-the-vine that get distributed to key retail and foodservice companions in Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama.
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“The acquisition of MightyVine additional demonstrates our firm management’s capability to acknowledge and analyze strategic acquisition alternatives which continues to breathe enthusiasm into higher growth potentialities,” says Jeff Moracci, Chief Monetary Officer and Companion.
Each Pure Taste and MightyVine have been on Greenhouse Grower’s checklist of the biggest greenhouse vegetable growers within the U.S. for 2023.
Pure Taste has been very lively within the final 9 months; after buying DeTemporada Farms in late December 2022 after which Cervini Farms C5 in February 2023, Pure Taste expanded its community in July by buying one other distribution middle in McAllen, TX. Growth is already underway at DeTemporada’s Section II of 13 acres that will probably be accomplished later this yr, in addition to growth plans for Phases VI and VII as a part of Pure Taste’s grasp 350-acre campus plan in Leamington. The corporate’s strategic investments are centered on solidifying its future as an trade chief.
“As we welcome MightyVine to the Pure Taste household, we stay up for rising present enterprise relationships which have flourished over the previous a number of years within the Midwest beneath the MightyVine model. We’ll proceed to deliver flavorful greenhouse grown tomatoes, and far more, to these loyal enterprise companions within the years to come back,” says Matt Mastronardi, Government Vice-President and Companion.
“Growing our owned acreage helps facilitate our progress alongside our grower companions and helps our want of scaling up our operations to drive efficiencies. We’re excited so as to add MightyVine to our Pure Taste® household,” saysJamie Moracci, President. With growth comes a necessity for higher assets, expertise smart, to help the expansion. Pure Taste continues to guide intensive recruitment drives in any respect its services.
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Greenhouse Produce Grower Pure Taste Acquires Tomato Grower MightyVine
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