Empire State Greenhouses Capital Project

Empire State Greenhouses, LLC (ESG) will mass-produce up to 50 different types of Certified Organic, New York Grown Certified crops year-round in net-zero energy, 95% water efficient greenhouses constructed on land leased in the Village of Cobleskill, NY from the SUNY Cobleskill Auxiliary Service (221 Mineral Springs Road, Cobleskill NY). ESG intends an academic partnership with SUNY Cobleskill via START-UP NY. The project proposed here will culminate in 290,000 sq. ft. of fruiting crop, leafy green, herb and mushroom growing space across three modular greenhouse units that include mushroom caves and a processing/pack facility. ESG will power this state of the art facility with solar and biogas inputs from a solar array and biodigester facility built on neighboring property. ; ESG has LOIs from national food wholesalers to buy 100% of its output and market it to retailers covering a 55 million customer radius. This project speaks to regional economic development priorities in STEM and agribusiness arenas and within a five-year horizon, will create 90 new jobs. Area farms will benefit from access to ESG packing space and manure delivery opportunities to the ESG biodigester.
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Empire State Development Grant Funds
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Empire State Greenhouses
Mohawk Valley


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