Approximately 220 farms on nearly 40,000 acres in Fulton County produce dairy products, fruit, vegetables, grain crops and livestock. Milk and other dairy products accounted for more than 60% of the region’s agricultural sales in the Mohawk Valley counties (Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery and Oneida) in 2010. Prime agricultural soils total approximately one-‐third of County acreage.
Fulton County’s manufacturers, along with many farmer’s markets and new food businesses like Mohawk Harvest in Gloversville, are developing the Region as a major food‐processing hub. New employers such as feta cheesemaker Euphrates Inc. take advantage of the wealth of dairy farms and proximity to New York City, Boston, Montreal, Buffalo and other major metropolitan markets.
FAGE USA, one of the largest yogurt brands in the United States, sited its U.S. production facility in Fulton County.
In 2013, CG Roxane began bottling and shipping Crystal Geyser® Alpine Spring water from a nearly 180,000 square foot bottling plant in Johnstown.
Local specialty sausage manufacturer Espuna located their Imperial Chorizo brand headquarters in a state‐of‐the‐art, USDA‐approved 23,000‐sq. ft. facility in Gloversville.