Growing Deeper Roots
Change is on the horizon, and it means good things for beets!
Love Beets is tickled pink (well, a lusciously dark maroon) to share that we’ve partnered with LiDestri Foods Inc. to bring our beet production from our family farms in the UK to the great state of New York — Rochester, New York, to be exact!
Our joint manufacturing venture, a 100,000 square foot processing facility on the old Kodak campus, will begin operation in November 2015 and will process and package our fresh, marinated and organic beets and beet products. This cooperative endeavor will create 50 new full-time positions in Rochester by the end of 2015, and up to 140 jobs in the next five years!
We are so excited to begin this chapter, as it illustrates our commitment to local farmers, to supporting organic growing strategies, and to vertically integrating our production to be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible.
If this news wasn’t exhilarating enough, we’re also welcoming two new faces to our team – founder of Rosemont Farms, Andrew Schwartz, and Joe McGuire of C.H. Robinson, Ready Pac Foods, Inc., and Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. Their energy and enthusiasm about Love Beets is a wonderful shot of adrenaline to our already-ambitious team.
With these monumental developments, Love Beets will be more able than ever to meet the needs of our healthy lifestyle fans!