South Edmeston, New York

South Edmeston is a hamlet on the Unadilla River in the Town of Edmeston in Otsego County, New York.

South Edmeston, New York
South Edmeston Cheese Factory
South Edmeston Cheese Factory
Coordinates: 42°41′03″N 75°19′04″W / 42.68417°N 75.31778°W / 42.68417; -75.31778Coordinates: 42°41′03″N 75°19′04″W / 42.68417°N 75.31778°W / 42.68417; -75.31778
CountyOtsego
TownEdmeston
Elevation341 m (1,119 ft)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13335
Area code(s)607

This area had been a center of dairy farming and cheese production since the nineteenth century. Kraft Foods had operated a cheese plant in South Edmeston starting in the year 1920. They originally produced Philadelphia brand cream cheese. Later they switched over to Breyers yogurt, and the plant employed about 55 workers.

In December 2004, Kraft announced that the plant would close on April 8, 2005. Following its closure, the plant was bought by the company Agro Farma. In 2007, it launched the Chobani brand of Greek yogurt. Thanks to the surge in popularity of Greek yogurt, as of 2011, the company employs 600 workers at its South Edmeston headquarters and production facility, and continues to expand.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Edmeston". Geonames.usgs. usgs. 1980. Retrieved 16 May 2017. data
  2. ^ Cazentre, Don (3 July 2011). "How rural Chenango County became Greek yogurt capital". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 5 July 2011.