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Quincy farm announces end-of-year closing

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By Angye Morrison

Griffin Land & Nurseries Inc. announced today that it will close its Quincy farm, part of its Imperial Nurseries Inc. division, by the end of the year.

The company moved to scale back its Quincy operation in September, but said its board has now decided that it no longer makes economic sense to run the site. High energy costs have been blamed for the cuts in production and, ultimately, the closing of the operation.

The farm was also hindered by its distance from most of Imperial's major markets, located in the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. The Florida farm's remaining inventories will be sold this spring.