Mucci Farms Expands Westward with 32-Acre Greenhouse in California 

06/05/2024

Kingsville, Ontario – June 4th, 2024 - Mucci Farms, a leading Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) grower, is proud to announce its continued expansion with the addition of a 32-acre greenhouse in Tehachapi, California. This move marks another step in Mucci Farms’ strategy to enhance production capabilities and ensure accessibility to fresh produce across North America. In partnership with Cox Farms, a business entity of Cox Enterprises focused on greenhouse-grown food and agriculture, Mucci Farms is scaling operations to meet the growing demand for its products on the West Coast.   

"Our focus has always been about expanding access and providing additional support and resources to our retail partners across the continent,” said Bert Mucci, CEO of Mucci Farms. “Our goal is to continue to scale operations to offer partners a national supply of greenhouse-grown fruits and vegetables."  

"Cox Farms is committed to helping families access locally grown fruits and vegetables,” said Steve Bradley, president of Cox Farms. "Together with Mucci Farms, we aim to drive positive change in the industry while delivering on our promise of quality and environmental responsibility."   

This latest expansion into south-central California follows Mucci Farms' successful entry into the region with its Camarillo facility in 2021. The company's presence now extends across key locations in the United States and Canada, including its U.S. headquarters in Huron, Ohio, which features a 72-acre greenhouse. It also has distribution hubs in San Antonio, Texas and Romulus, Michigan. Additionally, on the West Coast, Mucci Farms operates facilities in Camarillo, California, and Delta, British Columbia.  

Mucci Farms remains steadfast in its mission to minimize food miles and champion environmentally conscious practices. Through strategic partnerships and investments in regional production facilities, the company continues to pave the way for a more resilient food system.  

About Mucci Farms
Mucci Farms is a second-generation fruit and vegetable grower headquartered in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada, with over 60 years of growing experience. Vertically integrated from seed to retail, the company owns and operates greenhouse and warehouse facilities spanning the continent with a mission to deliver the highest quality of fresh produce in the market through innovation at all levels. Committed to executional excellence through a highly collaborative team, the award-winning company is heavily invested in automation and technology, along with world-class research and development to offer consumers the most flavorful varieties in the world. To learn more about Mucci Farms, visit muccifarms.com or find us on all major social media platforms. 

About Cox Farms
Cox Farms is redefining farming and setting the global standard in growing a safe, secure, and responsible food supply capable of feeding a growing population, regardless of calendar or climate. Through our multinational network of indoor farms and consumer brands, including BrightFarms and Mucci Farms, the business is one of the largest greenhouse operators in North America with anticipated revenues approaching $1 billion and a workforce comprising nearly 2,500 dedicated employees. Cox Farms is future-proofing the world of produce with clean, flavorful products serving the biggest names in retail and food service. Owned by Cox Enterprises, a multigenerational family-owned business with a long history in agriculture, Cox Farms represents Cox’s commitment to improving the planet and elevating human health. Learn more at CoxFarmsGrowers.com.

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