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Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm to break ground in Mason City on September 11


This news story was published on September 5, 2019.
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Artist rendering of the plant

MASON CITY – The highly-anticipated Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm will break ground in Mason City on September 11, 2019.

Bushel Boy Farms will break ground on their new Mason City facility on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, it was announced Thursday. The 50 acre facility represents a $35 million investment and is expected to bring approximately 50 full time jobs to North Iowa.

Paul Adams

“Bushel Boy Farms is a great addition to our community,” Mason City councilman Paul Adams said Thursday.  “I am thankful for all the work the EDC and City staff did to land this company in Mason City.”

Minnesota-based company Bushel Boy Farms supplies the Midwest with local, high quality fresh produce – you’ve probably already seen their products at your neighborhood HyVee. This expansion project will allow Bushel Boy the opportunity to increase production and grow their existing business partnerships, while creating jobs and positively impacting the North Iowa economy.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 11th at 10 AM.  Parking will be available on site, east of the Alliant Energy Operations Center on 43rd St SW. For overflow parking, please use the south side of 43rd St SW.

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19 Responses to Bushel Boy tomato facility and farm to break ground in Mason City on September 11

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    September 9, 2019 at 9:09 am

    the fact that some of you bitch about new jobs provided by a company that produces a healthy product is amazing. you like mason city the way it is? more of this type of thing is what we need. smaller business that is run well. we dont need more curries type employers around here. the iowa work cutture needs to change from the current use and abuse em, replace em later mentality to something that works in modern society. blows my mind anyone would even care to work at curries but i guess stupid people who enjoy being under paid and overworked to essentially produce nothing of any benefit to the everyday citizen of mason city need a shithole to work in.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 9, 2019 at 11:25 am

      Wow, sounds like a fired, disgruntled ex-Curries worker here. At least those people are working for a living. Not like the food stamp, charity sucking scum that sit around taking what they can get and giving nothing in return. And trust me, we have way too many of those kind in Mason City. Most of it Chicago trash that moved up here to go to NIACC and stayed to mooch off the freebies.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 9, 2019 at 8:53 am

    I wonder how many illegals the tomato farm will hire?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 9, 2019 at 9:11 am

      i doubt they are going to hre any illegals with a staff of 50. they need people who can maintain a hydroponic growing system, not dirty non english speaking people who cant do math or use a shower.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 8, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    That’ll be one big ass hydro grow house once recreational pot is legalised in Iowa

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 8, 2019 at 1:16 am

    to bad the garbage burning company didn’t make it, bushel boy would have had somewhere to take the old vines

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 9, 2019 at 9:12 am

      dont you think they could probably just compost them? why would burning them be a solution to anything? what the hell are you even talking about? is there actually a plant that burns garbage or do you just make up nonsense?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 9, 2019 at 8:51 pm

        pay attention to old city business. A garbage waste burning facility wanted to build a facility about where the tomato plant is going. City fathers shot it down.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 7, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Boy, it’s a good thing that mason city refused that casino years ago. Talk about saving the city all those problems. People coming from all over to gamble there. All the money given to schools and other benefits to the county. And we lost all those jobs that we could have used. Ya, people really care about this place growing again. It’s lost people, it continues to lose people, and I am so glad I left this ghost town years ago when I did.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 9, 2019 at 7:20 am

      Gee. Ever wonder why nobody ever wants to hang around with you?

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    September 6, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Good luck to Bushel Boy, hope your business continues to grow.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 6, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    It’s still Mason Shitty to me after I left it 20 years ago

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 6, 2019 at 6:24 am

    WoW! 50 jobs after the stupid city turned away a company with over 1000 jobs.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 6, 2019 at 10:31 am

      yep and kept it’s water supply clean…what a tragedy.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        September 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

        Clean water? The rest of this town is a friggin toilet. We need to have a more pro-growth mentality in this town or else it will continue to wither away.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    And what did Mason City have to give up to get them? Probably 30 years of not having to pay taxes. And who knows what else.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 5, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      Who cares? What ever it takes to get this sad town growing again

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      September 5, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      **negativity at its finest!