(UPDATED COVERAGE, March 23) Carrot giant Bolthouse Farms Inc. is closing its farm and packinghouse in Michigan, the state where the company got its start.

UPDATED: Bolthouse to close Michigan operation

Bakersfield, Calif.-based Bolthouse will close its Grant Township, Mich., operation at the end of March, according to a company news release.

The decision is part of a larger effort by Bolthouse to lower operating costs and increase efficiencies, according to the release.

Bolthouse got its start growing carrots, celery, onions and other vegetables in Michigan in 1915, according to the company’s Web site.

The majority of Bolthouse’s production is in California.