Ginsberg's planning Sullivan County food hub
Oct 15, 2014 7:36 am
Arthur Cusano is reporting in the Register Star Ginsberg's Foods is making plans to create a food hub in Sullivan County. The project is a partnership with the American Farmland Trust Farm to Institution Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension. The distribution center would serve as a departure point for trucks transporting goods to the New York City area and elsewhere, allowing area farmers and artisan food producers to gain wider distribution for their products. Ginsberg's Vice President of Operations John Brusie said the new distribution center will not replace the company's Columbia Co. facility. The Sullivan Co. Industrial Development Agency has obtained grants from U.S. Department of Agriculture for the project, and has promised more than $250,000 in matching funds, as well. The Columbia County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing tonight (Wed., Oct. 15), on plans to grant Ginsberg's a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT, agreement on the purchase of 33-acre parcel located in Ghent and Claverack. The company intends to build a new refrigerated facility at that location, across from the Gerald R. Simons Industrial Park on state Rte. 66. Read the full story in the Register Star.