2008 Top 100 Growers

Top 25 – North

 

Rank Company HQ State 2007 Acreage Acreage Change Year Founded Crops Grown In 2007 Previous Rank
 R. D. Offutt Co. ND 55,000  -10,000  1974  potatoes  1
 Hartung Brothers Inc. WI  23,374  63  1975  snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, beets, carrots, peas, lima beans  2
 Black Gold Farms ND  14,000  -1,023  1928  potatoes  3
 Paramount Farms Inc. WI  14,000  1,100  1957  potatoes, sweet corn, beans, peas  6
 Heartland Farms Inc. WI  13,769  -150  1945  potatoes, sweet corn, beans, peas  4
 L. Walther & Sons Inc. MI  13,175*  N/C  1940  potatoes  5
 Torrey Farms Inc. NY  7,289  -101  1977  cabbage, cucumbers, sweet corn, peas, pumpkins, squash, beans, onions, carrots, potatoes  7
 8   Tri-Campbell Farms ND  7,200  N/C  1978  beans, potatoes, watermelon  8
 Neumiller Farms Inc. IL  7,000  -70  1965  potatoes, sweet corn, beans  9
10   Okray Family Farms, Inc. WI  6,745  52  1905  potatoes, sweet corn, beans  10
11   Charles H. West Farms DE  6,438  107  1953  beans, peas, cucumbers, sweet corn  12
12   Borzynski Farms Inc. WI  6,375  500  1973  cabbage, sweet corn, peas, peppers  14
13   Sackett Ranch, Inc. MI  6,173  -215  1980  potatoes, sweet corn, peas, pickles  11
14   Wysocki Produce Farm Inc. WI  6,045  125  1964  potatoes, beans, peas, sweet corn, pickles  13
15   Bula Gieringer Farms WI  5,205  -430  1981  potatoes, sweet corn, peas, beans  15
16   My-T Acres NY  4,945  -210  1961  potatoes, sweet corn, beans, carrots, cabbage, beets, peas  16
17   Turek Farms NY  4,665  285  1969  sweet corn, beans, pumpkins, cabbage  20
18   Weekly Farms WI  4,350*  N/C  1974  potatoes, beans, sweet corn, peas  21
19   Gary Bula Farms Inc. WI  4,200  -350  1971  potatoes, snap beans, peas, sweet corn  17
20   Kludt Brothers Inc. NY  4,147  108  1953  sweet corn, beans, squash, beets, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, peas  22
21   Sowinski Farms Inc. WI  4,050  -400  1932  potatoes, beans, peas    19
22   Dawson Farms ND  3,500  N/A  1996  potatoes  —
23   Worzella & Sons Inc. WI  3,471  -162  1964  potatoes, sweet corn, beans  23
24   Buurma Farms Inc. OH  3,241  N/A  1896  radishes, beets, lettuce, spinach, onion, parsley, cilantro, dill, sweet corn, celery, carrots, cucumbers, squash, cabbage, greens, beans, leeks, peppers  —
25   Lynn-Ette & Sons Inc. NY  3,020  -240  1986  beans, cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, cabbage  24
          *estimated acreage

 

Top 25 – Southeast

  

Rank Company HQ State  2007 Acreage Acreage Change Year Founded Crops Grown in 2007 Previous Rank
 Thomas Produce Co.  FL  15,490  -1,780  1910  peppers, beans, cucumbers, zucchini  1
 Hundley Farms Inc.  FL  14,340  -1,022  1969  sweet corn, radishes, beans, squash  2
 A. Duda & Sons  FL  14,000  N/C  1926  celery, lettuce, leafy greens, onions, carrots, sweet corn, peppers,
broccoli, other
 4
 Pacific Tomato Growers Ltd./Triple E Produce Corp.  FL  13,644  -1,448  1982  tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, other  3
 Six Ls Packing Co. Inc.  FL  13,000*   N/C  1947  tomatoes, cantaloupes, eggplant, squash, peppers, watermelon  5
 Pero Family Farms Inc.  FL  10,500  900  1986  peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, beans  6
 Gargiulo Inc.  FL   9,300  -200  1963  tomatoes, potatoes  7
 Coggins Farms  GA   9,290  N/A   1941  carrots, beans, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, sweet corn   —
 9   R. C. Hatton Inc.  FL   7,950  -550  1947  sweet corn, beans, watermelon, celery  8
10   Suwannee Farms/Eagle Island Farms  FL   6,240  -1,364  1979  potatoes, sweet corn, beans, cabbage  9
11   Patrick Farms Inc.  GA   5,100          400  1950  peppers, greens, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, sweetpotatoes  11
12   Barnes Farming Corp./Farm Pac Products Inc.  NC   5,000*  N/C  1976  sweetpotatoes  10
13   Ham Farms  NC   4,800  200  1975  sweetpotatoes, cucumbers  12
14   Wendell Roberson Farms Inc.  GA   4,500  100  1950   greens, cabbage, beans, peas  15
14   Taylor & Fulton Packing LLC  FL   4,500  N/C  1952  tomatoes  13
16   Dimare Homestead Inc.  FL   4,200  -300  1965  tomatoes  13
17   Lewis Taylor Farms, Inc.   GA   4,170  N/A  1985  peppers, cucumbers, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, broccoli, cabbage, leafy greens, tomatoes, eggplant, other  —
18   J.E.T. Farms Inc./Integrity Farms Inc.  FL   3,645  N/C  1974  beans, squash, sweet corn  17
19   4 Star Tomato Inc.  FL   3,570*   N/C  1975  beans, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon  18
20   Southern Valley  GA   2,915  N/A  1987  cucumbers, peppers, squash, cabbage, eggplant  —
21   Long Farms Inc.  FL   2,800  N/A  1952  cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet corn  —
22   Jackson Farming Co.  NC   2,715  N/C  1981  cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, strawberries, greens, squash, cucumbers, honeydew, other  21
23   Dewitt Produce Co Inc.  GA   2,645  233  1986  peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, tomatoes  24
24   Dewitt Produce Co Inc.  MO   2,600*  N/C  1954  cucumbers, beans  22
25   West Coast Tomato/ McClure Farms  FL   2,500  -1,200  1973  tomatoes   16
          *estimated acreage

 

Top 25 – Southwest

 

Rank Company HQ State 2007 Acreage Acreage Change Year Founded Crops Grown in 2007 Previous Rank
 Navajo Agricultural Products Industry  NM 15,000  2,000  1970   beans, pumpkins, potatoes, onions  1
 Martori Farms  AZ 10,910  1,180  1940  melons, beans  2
 Del Monte Fresh Produce  AZ 8,733  747  1991   cantaloupe, honeydew  3
 Pasquinelli Produce  AZ 8,421 868  1950   head lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, Romaine and leaf lettuce, watermelon, celery  4
 J & D Produce Inc.  TX 6,000*  N/C  1986   cabbage, greens, pickles, onions, peppers, cantaloupes, carrots, tomato  6
 Jacks Produce Co.  TX 5,285  N/C  2003   green beans, cabbage, lettuce, bell peppers, eggplant, squash  7
 Anderson Produce  TX 4,000*  N/C  1960   watermelon  10
 8   Waymon Farms  AZ 3,776*  N/C  1984   Romaine hearts, mix lettuce, lettuce, Romaine, broccoli, fennel  12
 Rousseau Farming Co.  AZ 3,693  -1,520  1986   broccoli, carrots, kale, parsley, leeks, cilantro, fennel, beets, swiss chard, spinach, cabbage,  dry onions, celery, watermelon  8
10   Duncan Family Farms, LLC (formerly Sunfresh Farms)  AZ 3,669  759  2007   broccoli, cabbage, Romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, herbs, spring mix,
potatoes
 15
11   Texas Hill Farms  AZ 3,300*  N/C  1984   lettuce  13
12   Nakasawa Farms  AZ 3,000  -1,000  1991   Romaine, cauliflower, broccoli, broccoflower, spinach, baby greens,
lettuce
 10
13   Barkley Co.  AZ 2,998  -1502  1945   lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, broccolini  9
14   Doug Mellon Farms  AZ 2,949*  N/C  1946   broccoli, lettuce  14
15   Griffin Ranches Inc.  AZ 2,810  10  1960   celery, lettuce, mixed lettuce, broccoli  17
16   Petrocco Farms  CO 2,600  275  1916   leaf lettuce, Romaine, cabbage, onion, beans, greens, other  19
17   Sunny Valley Organics  AZ 2,520  N/C  1989   tomatoes, pepper, zucchini, cucumbers  18
18   Sakata Farms Inc.  CO 2,328  -522  1955   sweet corn, onions, broccoli, cabbage  16
19   Winter Garden Produce  TX 2,000  -150  1992   cabbage, onions, broccoli, cantaloupe  20
20   Frio Valley Farms Inc.  TX 1,922*  N/C  1997   cabbage, onions, pickles, greenbeans, beets, carrots, spinach  22
21   Bagley Produce Company, Inc.  TX 1,900  -100  1977   watermelon  21
22   Wyatt Hidalgo Farms, Inc.  TX 1,845  -18  1998   cabbage, peas, turnips, spinach, greens, carrots, onions, mustards,
collards, cucumbers
 23
23   Krenmueller Farms  TX 1,700  N/C  1930   cabbage, onions, cantaloupes, mixed greens, cilantro  25
24   Bill Burns Farms Inc.  TX 1,600  -200  1966   onions, potatoes  24
25   Everkrisp Vegetables Inc.  AZ 1,576*  N/C  1972   broccoli, potatoes, cabbage, other  —
          *estimated acreage

 

Top 25 – West

 

Rank  Company  HQ State  2007 Acreage  Acreage Change  Year Founded  Crops Grown in 2007 Previous Rank 
 1   Grimmway Farms  CA  51,098  4,448  1968  carrots, potatoes, beans, organic mixed vegetables  1
 2   Tanimura & Antle  CA  43,823  805  1982  lettuce, Romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, broccoflower, celery, baby greens, spinach, endive, escarole, frisee , napa, onions, peppers, cilantro, bok choy, leeks, kale, organic vegetables  2
 3   D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California Inc.  CA  32,847  -458  1922  fennel, broccoli, cauliflower, mix lettuce, iceberg lettuce, Romaine lettuce, broccoli rabe  3
 4   J. G. Boswell Co.  CA  23,000  8,000  1925  tomatoes  9
 5   Mission Ranches  CA  22,000*  N/C  1988  lettuce, spinach, onion, parsley, endive, bok choy, cabbage, broccoli,
cauliflower, spring mix, celery, cilantro, radicchio, other
 4
 6   Ocean Mist Farms/Boutonnet Farms  CA  21,820  37  1939  artichokes, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, celery, sweet corn,
peppers, beans, squash, onions, other
 5
 7   Rio Farms  CA  17,250  N/C  1978  lettuce, spring mix, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, pepper, onion, carrot,
cabbage, celery
 6
 8   Nunes Vegetables Inc.  CA  16,573  -554  1976  lettuce, cauliflower, celery, broccoli, leaf lettuce, Romaine, onions,
asparagus, artichokes
 7
 9   Betteravia Farms  CA  15,071  -764  1938/1962  cauliflower, broccoli, celery, lettuce, other  8
 10   Dresick Farms, Inc.  CA  14,500*  N/C  1974  cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, tomatoes, lettuce, onions  11
 11   Boskovich Farms Inc.  CA  13,000  -2,000  1915  onions, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, strawberries, sweet corn, celery,
radishes, cilantro
 9
 11   AgriNorthwest  WA  13,000*  N/C  1969  potatoes, sweet corn, onions  12
 13    Wada Farms, Inc.  ID  11,896  -661  1942  potatoes  13
 14   R.C. Farms  CA  10,479  -412  1971  lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, artichokes, spring mix, spinach,
carrots, tomatoes
 14
 15   Larsen Farms  ID  10,028*  N/C  1969  potatoes  17
 16   Pride Of San Juan Inc.  CA   9,951  -395  1995  spinach, peppers, pumpkins, beets, carrots, endive, lettuce, greens,
radicchio, herbs, melons, Chinese mustard, kale, leeks, tomatoes, other
 16
 17   Merrill Farms  CA  9,010  210  1933  lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, beans, onions, carrots, leaf lettuce  18
 18   Bengard Ranch Inc.  CA  8,858  1,872  1962  broccoli, cauliflower, head lettuce, romaine, leaf lettuce, celery, snap peas, radicchio  23
 19   Hale Farms   OR  8,613  N/C  1950  potatoes, onions, peas,sweet corn, carrots, lima beans  19
 20   Harris Farms  CA  8,590  355  1937  tomatoes, broccoli, onions, garlic, lettuce, watermelon, asparagus, peas  21
 21   Royal Packing Co.  CA  8,310*  N/C  1948  lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, cabbage, romaine  20
 22   Teixeira Farms Inc.  CA  7,639  -2,940  1970  celery, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, strawberries  15
 23   American Farms LLC  CA  7,075  -691  1985  broccoli, lettuce, Romaine, spring mix, mache, spring mix, frisee, beets,
cilantro, parsley, organic vegetables
 22
 24   Mercer Ranches  WA  5,268*  N/C  1968  carrots, beans, sweet corn, potatoes, garlic, onions, other  25
 25   Cranney Farms  ID  3,000  -3,500  1969  potatoes  24
           *estimated acreage

 

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