Canada’s EarthFresh Farms is spending $22 million to open a high-tech packing plant and distribution center near the Atlanta airport in College Park, getting its potatoes to southern customers more quickly.
The Burlington, Ontario-based company is the latest food distribution center clustered in Atlanta’s budding Aerotropolis region, as well as the second major Canadian produce firm to invest in Georgia in recent years.
The EarthFresh facility will employ 100 people and will be up and running by September. The company cultivates 15,000 acres of its own potato varieties and sources from 38 states and nine Canadian provinces. It also distributes carrots and onions.
Source: Global Atlanta