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   Wegmans’ Organic Focus Pays Dividends
by Velvet Spicer, Rochester Business Journal
Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:08AM EDT

Tucked away on a hill overlooking scenic Canandaigua Lake is a 168-acre agricultural gem.

Wegmans Organic Orchard is home to dozens of varieties of organic fruits and vegetables including apples, table grapes, peaches, strawberries, leeks and others. Wegmans Food Markets Inc. purchased the former site of Miller’s Nurseries in 2014 and this year completed its transition from conventional farming to organic practices.

Located a mile south of the 10-year-old Wegmans Organic Farm, the West Lake Road orchard is certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Both properties also maintain Good Agricultural Practices certification for food safety.

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