Netherlands company to locate first U.S. operation in Pulaski County

A company based out of the Netherlands is planning to launch its first operation in the United States in neighboring Pulaski County.

According to a press release from Governor Andy Beshear’s office, Bosch Berries has acquired the previously established AppHarvest facility in Somerset to locate the company’s first greenhouse operation in the United States.

The release states that the company is investing nearly $50 million into the operation and will create 28 jobs.

The existing greenhouse, which has been operational since November 2022, is over 30 acres and capable of growing approximately 1 million strawberry plants at a time.

Bosch Berries is located in the Netherlands and is a sixth generation family farm operation founded in 1854 that specializes in growing and distributing bell peppers, blackberries and strawberries. The company has been involved with greenhouse cultivation since the 1930s.

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