Oct 6, 2017

He puts the joy in design

If you look around Rochester, it is not hard to find signs of Chuck Cerankosky’s influence. In the last decade he has helped to bring new dining experiences to the area, all filtered through a specific lens and his first love: experiential design. “(Inspiration) is very hard to define,” he says. “It’s like asking someone […]

Sep 7, 2017

Duncan Family Farms comes to Brockport

  Turning over a new leaf in the New York State market, organic grower Duncan Family Farms is headed for Brockport, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. One of the leading organic growers in the nation, the Arizona-based Duncan is known for producing greens for spring mix salads, as well as spinach and seasonal offerings. With […]

Jul 31, 2017

Empire Farm Days has a new Craft Beverage Center

Empire Farm Days—held from Aug. 8-10 at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls—will have a new Craft Beverage Center this year, officials said. Empire Farm Days is an annual event that covers 300 acres with the latest in agricultural and rural life exhibits, field equipment and live animal demonstrations, educational seminars, vendors and […]

Jul 11, 2017

Hood to invest $200M in Batavia dairy project

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that the Dairy Farmers of American plant in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in Batavia, Genesee County, has been sold to dairy processor HP Hood LLC. Hood will invest over $200 million in the project over the next few years, as well as create 230 new jobs in New York […]

May 30, 2017

The Good Food Collective modifies subscription model

Starting June 1, the Good Food Collective—a program that connects community members to over 60 sustainable farms in the state—will start offering an annual subscription model. The change allows consistency for farmers while allowing the program to be more affordable and flexible for users, officials said. “People hope to make good choices regarding the food they […]

May 26, 2017

CEO: Changing consumer behavior hurts Seneca Foods’ results

Seneca Foods Corp. reported a net loss for its fiscal fourth quarter of $1.7 million, or 17 cents a diluted share, compared with net earnings of $13.8 million, or $1.38 a diluted share, during the same period a year ago. The Marion, Wayne County-based food processor and distributor reported its results after the market closed Thursday. […]

May 10, 2017

Hydroponic commercial greenhouse to bring 137 jobs to region

Monroe County soon will soon be home to the country’s largest hydroponic commercial greenhouse based at Eastman Business Park, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The project is expected to add 137 full-time jobs to the local economy. The greenhouse will span 15 acres, as a 650,000-square-foot facility at Eastman Business Park, and will be built […]

May 9, 2017

Tourism council highlights new sites in region

The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council has released a list of tourism assets that have recently opened in the area. The announcement during National Travel and Tourism week, which runs through May 13. “National Travel and Tourism Week serves to champion the power of the tourism industry,” said Meg Vanek, executive director at the Cayuga County […]

Apr 20, 2017

Bonduelle USA to add 22 jobs here as part of $20M expansion

Empire State Development on Thursday announced frozen food processor Bonduelle USA Inc. will expand operations at its locations in Monroe and Genesee counties. The company is investing in new equipment and machinery at its facilities in Brockport, Bergen and Oakfield, which will increase production and improve efficiency at the three plants, state officials said. That […]

Apr 4, 2017

Seneca Foods acquires all of Kentucky-based Truitt Bros.

Seneca Foods Corp. has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Truitt Bros. Inc. The Marion, Wayne County-based Seneca Foods now owns 100 percent of Truitt. Financial details were not disclosed. The existing management team will continue to operate Truitt, Seneca Foods said. Based in Kentucky, Truitt manufactures and markets shelf-stable foods to retailers, restaurants, […]

Feb 17, 2017

New facility is first of its kind in U.S.

A new food safety testing facility in Ontario County is the first in the United States. 

Dec 16, 2016

Building with new tech

A Farmington company has begun construction of a $2 million, first-of-its-kind building in New York. New Energy Works Timberframers is using the technology of cross-laminated timber, an alternative to steel and concrete, to build an addition to its Ontario County headquarters. “CLT is a European technology,” said Jonathan Orpin, founder and president of New Energy […]