Saturday, January 29, 2011

Organic Milk Processing Plant Coming to County

The Register-Star reports today that Dante and Kristin Hesse, founders and proprietors of Milk Thistle Farm in Ghent, have entered into an agreement with outside investors to build a new interstate-certified organic milk processing plant in Stuyvesant: "Area dairy farm seals deal with investors for plant." The plant is expected to create eight to ten new jobs, and local contractors will be used to construct the new LEED-certified building. 

In July 2009, ccSCOOP published a video interview with Hesse in which he talked about looking for investors. 

1 comment:

  1. This is good. Dairy is the biggest component of Columbia County's c. $180 million/yr (gross revenue) agricultural industry.

    -- Jock Spivy