While Amy’s is an exceptional company, when it comes to locating their new plant, the organic frozen foods powerhouse is about as conventional as the bottom line. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that but we’re certain more than a few public officials in Santa Rosa, California and Ashland, Oregon were disappointed as it looks more and more certain that Amy’s will open its new facility in Goshen, New York.
Goshen, located 70 miles from Manhattan but one far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city as well as the suburban tri-state New York, New Jersey, Connecticut metro area.
The new location not only provides the company with a huge logistical boom it’s also surrounded by a large number of farms, including the famed Pine Island black dirt region renowned for it’s onions. Hundreds of farms, including many organic operations, are scattered less than 50 miles from the likely location in the area where New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet near the Delaware River. Of course the company’s success has been because among other reasons, its great relationships with growers.
While many of these farms are multi-generation operations, a significant number are only marginal operations something Amy’s presence in the region would change dramatically.