Vegetable Industry’s 34 Power Growers In 2014

Vegetable Industry’s 34 Power Growers In 2014

Southeast

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Georgia:
Ken Corbett Farms, Lake Park
This operation is home to a state-of-the-art packing facility that keeps produce in a climate-controlled environment until it reaches the grocery store.

Lewis Taylor Farms, Tifton
Lewis Taylor Farms grows more than 4,000 acres of mixed vegetables, and was the first farm in Georgia to have a third-party audit completed by the Georgia GAP program.

Southern Valley Farms, Norman Park
The farm is well known for its pole-grown cucumbers. It has looked into offshore production by starting an operation in Mexico.

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Alabama:
Jack-O-Lantern Farm, Muscle Shoals
Jack-O-Lantern Farm started out growing greenhouse tomatoes. The farm’s focus has shifted over time and it also grows lettuce and a mix of field-grown vegetables on approximately 5 acres.

Aplin Farms, Dothan
This 200-acre farm markets its produce through wholesale, farmers markets, and U-Pick. It is a major destination on the agritourism map of Alabama with its corn maze, pumpkin patch, and other family-oriented activities.

Randle Farms, Auburn
This diversified family farm produces vegetables, fruits, and livestock. A 100-member CSA program supports the 25-acre fruit and vegetable operation. Grower Zach Randle regularly partners with Auburn and Tuskegee Universities for research projects.

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Virginia:
C&E Farms, Cheriton
This operation was a pioneer of hydro-cooling green beans, setting a new industry standard. Its dedication to service and quality has made C&E’s brand, Red Barn Label green beans, a top choice among consumers.

Cullipher Farms, Pungo Ridge
The farm focuses on sustainable and ecological production practices by employing IPM techniques.

Parker Farms, Oak Grove
This farm is a managing entity of the Northern Neck of Virginia Farmer’s Market, and has a stake in 3,000 acres of farms in Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, and Florida.

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Florida:
C & B Farms, Clewiston
C & B Farms is a diversified vegetable operation with 1,000 acres of conventional and 500 acres of organic production. The operation grows multiple herbs and different types of ethnic vegetables.

R.C. Hatton Farms, Pahokee
With state-of-the-art green bean packing lines, R.C. Hatton was one of the first to use RPC’s for sweet corn, and has a model food safety program. The farm produces 8,000 acres of sweet corn, watermelon, and green beans.

Riverdale Potato Farms, Elkton
Riverdale Potato Farms grows 1,000 acres of potatoes. They  installed new and alternative irrigation systems to replace the traditional seepage irrigation used in the area.

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