Oxnard-based food processing company Coastal Green Vegetable Co. is closing after 27 years in business. Coastal Green contracts with growers of cauliflower, peppers, kale, spinach, broccoli and other produce, freezes the food and sends it to repackagers. Increasing costs have slimmed margins, President and General Manager James Pickworth said. About 34 full-time employees and 100 Read More →
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The Economic Development Collaborative of Ventura County is calling for the agriculture community to build food-processing facilities based on findings from a study it commissioned. The report, gathered by the Hatamiya Group and Applied Development Economics, estimated that the total additional revenue from crop processing would create thousands of jobs and double the value of Read More →