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Vital Farms to build new egg packing facility in Indiana

Vital Farms to build new egg packing facility in Indiana

By Andi Anderson

Vital Farms has announced plans to expand its supply chain with a second world-class egg washing and packing facility in Seymour, Indiana.

This facility, called Egg Central Station (ECS) Seymour, will be built on a 72-acre site and will build on the successes of the brand’s first facility in Springfield, Missouri.

The new facility will enable Vital Farms to continue growing its pasture-raised egg business and is expected to create over 150 jobs in the Seymour community during its first phase.

The facility is projected to help generate over $350 million in additional revenue as the company aims for $1 billion in revenue by 2027.

Establishing the new facility in Seymour allows Vital Farms to expand its network of more than 300 family farms and support new farm development within a day’s drive of the facility.

In its first phase, ECS Seymour will support approximately 165 family farmers, producing the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales.

“This is an exciting milestone for Vital Farms. We continue to invest in our robust and resilient supply chain to expand our network of family farmers and continue our mission to bring ethical food to the table,” said Russell Diez-Canseco, President and CEO of Vital Farms.

“We are grateful for the support from the City of Seymour, Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation, and Indiana Economic Development Corporation. We look forward to deepening our relationship with Southern Indiana and its communities.”

Ann Lathrop, chief strategy officer at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), said, “Indiana boasts a rich tradition of agriculture, which continues to grow and evolve thanks to companies like Vital Farms. This investment will increase economic activity, support Hoosier farmers, accelerate rural development, and enhance quality of life in Seymour and the surrounding region.”

ECS Seymour will incorporate environmental stewardship goals into its site plans, similar to the award-winning egg washing and packing facility in Springfield, MO, which achieved LEED Gold Certification in 2024.

The new facility will feature a flow-through design to improve safety and efficiency and utilize industry-leading automation for processing equipment.

ECS Seymour is expected to break ground in mid-2025 and be fully operational by early 2027, further solidifying Vital Farms’ commitment to ethical and sustainable food production.

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