Ground broken on new 25-acre greenhouse in Exeter

Mastronardi Produce, and Rhode Island Grows, a family-owned farming operation spanning three states, have broken ground on the construction of a 25-acre greenhouse in Exeter, Rhode Island.

“This facility will use Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) to provide environmentally sustainable, high-quality produce even through the winter,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO of Mastronardi Produce. “This is a significant milestone that we’re honored to be a part of; it will increase our ability to efficiently bring more locally grown produce to the Northeastern region of the U.S.”

“Both Mastronardi Produce and Rhode Island Grows share the same passion for delivering quality, flavorful fruits and vegetables that are grown locally and sustainably, and the Exeter location is merely the start in ensuring opportunity and affluence for the entire region,” they say.

“Our greenhouse will provide a consistent supply of fresh fruits and vegetables to an area that generally relies on outside sources to provide food,” says Tim Schartner, CEO and 5th generation family member to lead Rhode Island Grows. Together, with Mastronardi Produce, we are bringing innovation and wealth creation to the area through sustainable advanced technologies, acumen, and food security.”

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Source: Fresh Plaza