Vital Farms

Russell Diez-Canseco
Sarah Teague / KSMU

The largest national pasture-raised egg supplier has built a new home in Springfield.

Vital Farms, based in Austin, Texas, has finished building an 82,000 square foot processing plant called “Egg Central Station,” on the northwest side of Springfield.

The completion of the plant was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday.

In choosing Springfield for the plant, President and Chief Operating Officer Russell Diez-Canseco tells KSMU that officials were excited to work alongside the area’s small family farmers.

Vital Farms

A new business in Springfield is expected to create 50 new jobs in its first year with plans to add more in the future.  According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Vital Farms, which specializes in pasture-raised eggs and butter, is expanding into the Springfield region. 

Vital Farms broke ground today on its new 82,140 square-foot facility where pasture-raised eggs will be processed and sold nationwide.

According to the DED, the company chose Springfield due to its central location and built-in infrastructure.