Top 100 Southeast

 

Top 100 Growers: SOUTHEAST

Rank
Company
HQ State
2010 Acreage
Acreage Change
Year Founded
Crops Grown in 2010
Previous Rank
1
Thomas Produce Co.
FL
17,580
N/C
1910
peppers, beans, cucumbers, zucchini, squash
1
2
Six Ls Packing Co. Inc.
FL
13,000
N/C
1947
tomatoes, cantaloupes, squash, peppers, watermelon
2
3
A. Duda & Sons, Inc.
FL
12,000
4,500
1926
celery, lettuce, radishes, cabbage, other vegetables
8
4
Pero Family Farms, Inc.
FL
11,410
300
1986
peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, beans, tomatoes, organic crops
5
5
Hundley Farms Inc.
FL
10,965
-768
1969
sweet corn, radishes, snap beans, celery, cabbage, broccoli, other
3
6
Gargiulo Inc.
FL
9,300
N/C
1963
tomatoes, potatoes
6
7
Pacific Tomato Growers Ltd. / Triple E Produce Corp.
FL
8,515
-2,917
1982
tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn
4
8
R.C. Hatton Inc.
FL
7,165
-1,035
1947
sweet corn, beans, celery
7
9
Coggins Farms
GA
6,710
260
1941
carrots, snap beans, tomatoes, pepper, cucumber, squash, eggplant
10
10
Five Brothers Produce
FL
6,600
N/C
1985
beans, zucchini, eggplant, okra
9
11
TKM Bengard Farms, LLC
FL
6,500
N/A
1996
iceberg lettuce, Romaine, green leaf, boston, endive, escarole, cabbage, parsley, cilantro, frisee, radicchio, sweet corn, cantaloupe, honeydew
N/A
12
Suwannee Farms / Eagle Island Farms
FL
5,708
-474
1979
potatoes, sweet corn, snap beans, cabbage
11
13
Ham Produce Co. Inc.
NC
5,400
80
1975
sweetpotatoes, cabbage, onions
12
14
Patrick Farms Inc.
GA
5,200
N/C
1950
greens, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, sweetpotatoes
13
14
DiMare Company
FL
5,200
2,200
1927
tomatoes
19
16
Barnes Farming / FarmPak Products
NC
4,540
N/C
1976
sweetpotatoes, cucumbers, peppers
14
17
Wendell Roberson Farms Inc.
GA
4,500
N/C
1950
greens, cabbage, beans, peas
15
18
Lewis Taylor Farms, Inc.
GA
4,170
N/C
1985
pepper, cucumber, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, broccoli, cabbage, leafy greens, tomatoes, eggplant, other
17
19
4Star Tomato Inc.
FL
3,100
1,024
1975
beans, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon
25
20
Long Farms
FL
2,800
N/C
1952
cabbage, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet corn
21
20
Paul Stefan & Sons Farms Inc.
MO
2,800
-1,700
1979
cucumbers, green beans
15
22
West Coast Tomato / McClure Farms
FL
2,500
-200
1973
tomatoes
22
23
Fresh Plants, Inc.
GA
2,374
11
1998
green beans
24
24
Dewitt Produce Co. Inc.
GA
2,065
-615
1986
bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, specialty peppers, eggplant, squash
23
25
Taylor & Fulton Packing LLC
FL
2,000
-1,000
1952
tomatoes
19

 *estimated acreage

 

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