Sale of Plainville Turkey Farm, Inc.

by Editor
Monday, September 03, 2007

Melville-based Hain Pure Protein Corp. has acquired the all-natural, antibiotic-free, vegetarian-fed poultry producer, Plainville Turkey Farm Inc.

Hain Pure Protein, a joint venture between natural and organics product company The Hain Celestial Group and private-equity firm Pegasus Capital Advisors, will add the new producer company to its portfolio, which includes FreeBird chicken.

Plainville Turkey Farm, which generated approximately $30 million in sales in its most recent fiscal year, is the largest turkey grower in the northeast and produces fresh, frozen and ground turkey in addition to a deli meat line, all of which are available at natural and conventional retailers nationwide.

The sale does not include Central New York Crops, Inc., Central New York Feeds, Inc. nor Plainville Farms Restaurant, whose name will be changed to “Plainville’s Nature’s Fare.”