Organic farming is bringing 50 jobs to the Brockport area. That according to Governor Cuomo who says that Duncan Family Farms, a leading organic grower based in Arizona, has expanded into Monroe County.
Duncan is partnering with Newstead Ranch on an $11.8 million dollar project. The company will be growing baby leaf items including spinach and romaine for customers throughout the region and along the East Coast. They eventually expect to expand into other specialty vegetable crops.
Duncan Family Farms works with a number of processors who in turn provide bagged sales to the retail and food service industries.
Empire State Development is offering up to $865,000 in tax credits for the expansion in Brockport.