2008 Top 100 Vegetable Growers

Top 25 – North

Rank Company HQ State 2007 Acreage Acreage Change Year Founded Crops Grown In 2007 Previous Rank
1  R. D. Offutt Co. ND 55,000  -10,000  1974  potatoes  1
2  Hartung Brothers Inc. WI 23,374  63  1975  snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, beets, carrots, peas, lima beans  2
3  Black Gold Farms ND 14,000  -1,023  1928  potatoes  3
3  Paramount Farms Inc. WI 14,000  1,100  1957  potatoes, sweet corn, beans, peas  6
5  Heartland Farms Inc. WI 13,769  -150  1945  potatoes, sweet corn, beans, peas  4
6  L. Walther & Sons Inc. MI 13,175*  N/C  1940  potatoes  5
7  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
9  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
1  Thomas Produce Co.  FL  15,490  -1,780  1910  peppers, beans, cucumbers, zucchini  1
2  Hundley Farms Inc.  FL  14,340  -1,022  1969  sweet corn, radishes, beans, squash  2
3  A. Duda & Sons  FL  14,000  N/C  1926  celery, lettuce, leafy greens, onions, carrots, sweet corn, peppers,
broccoli, other
 4
4  Pacific Tomato Growers Ltd./Triple E Produce Corp.  FL  13,644  -1,448  1982  tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, other  3
5  Six Ls Packing Co. Inc.  FL  13,000*   N/C  1947  tomatoes, cantaloupes, eggplant, squash, peppers, watermelon  5
6  Pero Family Farms Inc.  FL  10,500  900  1986  peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, beans  6
7  Gargiulo Inc.  FL   9,300  -200  1963  tomatoes, potatoes  7
8  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
1  Navajo Agricultural Products Industry  NM 15,000 2,000 1970  beans, pumpkins, potatoes, onions  1
2  Martori Farms  AZ 10,910 1,180 1940  melons, beans  2
3  Del Monte Fresh Produce  AZ 8,733 747 1991  cantaloupe, honeydew  3
4  Pasquinelli Produce  AZ 8,421 868 1950  head lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, Romaine and leaf lettuce, watermelon, celery  4
5  J & D Produce Inc.  TX 6,000* N/C 1986  cabbage, greens, pickles, onions, peppers, cantaloupes, carrots, tomato  6
6  Jacks Produce Co.  TX 5,285 N/C 2003  green beans, cabbage, lettuce, bell peppers, eggplant, squash  7
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
9  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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