Amy’s Kitchen, a Petaluma, Calif.-based producer of natural and organic convenience foods and frozen specialty foods, will invest nearly $100 million to establish a 500,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Goshen, N.Y. The construction of the organic food manufacturing plant is expected to create nearly 700 new jobs in the Hudson Valley.

“We are so excited about the opportunity to build a plant in Goshen,” says Andy Berliner, owner. “Geographically, it’s in the perfect spot to supply our largest customers. The potential to source so many of our agricultural ingredients close to the plant was another important factor in our decision. We also believe it’s a great area to attract excellent employees.”

The company expects to break ground on the project in early 2015; the new plant will be operational by the end of 2016.

Source: Area Development Online News Desk