Category Archives: Agriculture

Pride Pak Canada processing 200 jobs in Medina.

MEDINA, N.Y. — Fresh fruit and vegetable processor Pride Pak Canada has started construction on a new 68,000-square-foot facility on 13 acres in the Medina Business Park, creating an estimated 200 new jobs. The company is spending more than $20 millio ...

New York provides boost to new farmers.

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced the availability of $1 million available to assist new farmers buy equipment, farm machinery, construct buildings and hire employees in order to jump start their careers. Now in its second year ...

Lexington Co-Op opening second location in Buffalo.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lexington Co-Op will be opening an expanded second location on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo. The new store will be 14,000 square feet and will cost more than $2 million to build. Housed in a former CVS, the building has been vacant for a nu ...

Wheatfield Gardens planting 100 jobs in Wheatfield.

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. — Wheatfield Gardens, a greenhouse operation producing organic vegetables, will create up to 100 jobs in Wheatfield. The operation will combine cutting-edge energy and environmental technology with basic farming principles. Located at ...

Swale changing how New Yorkers find food.

NEW YORK CITY — Next summer, New Yorkers will be able to shop for food in the New York Harbor on a floating food forest called Swale. The project is the brainchild of artist Mary Mattingly and is going to be a 50-feet-wide by 80-feet-long diamond-sha ...

Maple syrup production reaches record high in NY.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Go ahead and pour generous amounts of maple syrup on your pancakes and waffles because New York produced more maple syrup during the 2015 season than it has in 70 years. New York’s maple farmers persevered through a challenging winter t ...

New Farmers Grant Fund set to grow agriculture in NY.

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has launched the New Farmers Grant Fund to provide financial support to grow the agriculture business in the state. The fund, enacted in the 2014-2015 budget, will be used to assist early-stage farmers and encourage ...

Rochester loves Love Beets expansion, new jobs.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Love Beets, a joint effort by Fairport-based LiDestri Foods and G’s Fresh, based in the United Kingdom, plans to begin manufacturing and processing beets in Rochester and create 140 jobs. The newly formed company will be located ...