2014 Top 25 Vegetable Growers – Southeast

Rank Company HQ State Acreage Acreage Change Year Founded Crops Previous Rank
1 Pero Family Farms FL 18,900 3,000 1986 beans, cucumbers, peppers, squash, other 1
2 Thomas Produce Co. FL 15,450 150 1910 beans, cucumbers, peppers, squash 2
3 A. Duda & Sons, Inc. FL 14,400 N/C 1926 celery, lettuce, radish, Romaine, broccoli, leaf, other 3
4 Lipman Produce FL 13,000 N/C 1947 tomatoes, squash, peppers, watermelon, sweet corn, green beans, potatoes, eggplant 4
5 Hundley Farms, Inc. FL 12,082 1,316 1969 beans, celery, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, radishes 5
6 Ham Farms NC 10,150 3,079 1975 pumpkins, squash, cabbage, sweet potatoes 10
7 Gargiulo Inc. FL 9,200 -100 1963 tomatoes, potatoes 6
8 Coggins Farms GA 8,000 N/C 1941 sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, sweet corn 8
9 R.C. Hatton FL 7,800 -500 1948 green beans, celery, sweet corn 7
10 TKM Bengard Farms, LLC FL 7,750 N/C 1996 iceberg, Romaine, escarole, endive, green leaves, butter/Boston, radicchio, frisee, sweet corn 9
11 Pacific Tomato Growers/Triple E Produce FL 6,000 895 1982 tomatoes 14
12 Lewis Taylor Farms Inc. GA 5,700 425 1985 broccoli, turnips, kale, mustard, lettuce, collard, peppers, specialty peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, cantaloupe, squash, cabbage 12
13 Barnes Farming Corp. NC 5,600 N/C 1976 Sweet potatoes 11
14 Patrick Farms GA 5,200 N/C 1950 greens, eggplant, cucumber, squash, sweet potatoes 13
15 Suwanee Farms/Eagle Island Farms FL 4,979 N/C 1979 potatoes, sweet corn, onions, cabbage, snap beans, carrots 15
16 Long Farms FL 2,800 N/C 1952 cabbage, cucumber, potatoes, sweet corn 16
17 Wendell Roberson Farms Inc. GA 2,600 N/C 1950 greens, beans, peas 19
18 West Coast Tomato/McClure Farms FL 2,500 N/C 1973 tomatoes 21
19 Dewitt Produce Co. Inc. GA 2,425 -200 1986 bell peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, grape tomatoes, squash, variety peppers, spinach, collards, cabage 18
20 Fresh Plants Inc GA 2,374 N/C 1998 green beans 22
21 4 Star Tomato FL 2,323 -177 1975 melons, peppers, potatoes 20
22 Willoughby Farms AL 2,200 N/C 1973 cucumbers 23
23 LG Herndon Jr. Farms Inc GA 2,100 N/C 1976 leafy greens, onions, sweet corn, sweetpotatoes 24
24 Taylor & Fulton Packing LLC FL 2,000 N/C 1952 tomatoes 25
25 Jackson Farm NC 1,650 N/A 1981 cole crops, melons, potatoes, strawberries N/A
* N/A= Not applicable; farm not listed previous year
* N/C=No change

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