Lakeside Organic Gardens Announces Groundbreaking Of Brand New Facility

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Wed. September 7th, 2016 - by Laura Hillen

WATSONVILLE, CA - Looking to match the growth of its company, Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC has announced the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art facility. This move marks the company's first big purchase since its inception in 1996.

Katie Bassman, Marketing Coordinator, Lakeside Organic Gardens

"We are very excited for this new project that has been in the works for some time," Katie Bassmann, Marketing Coordinator for Lakeside Organic Gardens, tells me. "Lakeside has seen exponential growth and as the company grows, our facilities are growing with it! We are looking forward to this creating new jobs for our area as well as expanding our reach for organic vegetable sales."

Owner Dick Peixoto (center with shovel) pictured with his family including (from left to right) his wife Marisela, son Rickey, daughter Ashley, and other daughter Amanda Castro.

Located at 25 Sakata Lane in Watsonville, CA, the new 65,000-square-foot facility will include 50,000 square-feet for cooling space, with the additional space being reserved for sales and shipping offices.

The tentative date of completion for of the cooler is mid-spring 2017, according to a release. Additional phases of construction will include administration offices and the headquarters for the Dick Peixoto Family of Companies, which consists of Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC, Pajaro Valley Laser Leveling, and Pajara Valley Irrigation. 

Group picture of the event including City Manager Charles Montoya, Mayor Felipe Hernandez, Santa Cruz County Bank Rep Brian Spector, Spector Corbett Rep, City Council members, and Dick Peixoto and family.

Producing over 45 commodities, Lakeside Organic Gardens, LLC is one of the largest family-owned and operated solely organic vegetable growers and shippers in the United States. 

As the company progresses further into its phases of construction, stay with AndNowUKnow for the latest.

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