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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 487-8000

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Florida “Farm to School” Program

Participating Florida Growers

Listed below (alphabetically) are Florida agricultural growers/producers that wish to participate in the Florida "Farm to School" program. Florida growers/producers who would like to list their farms as participants should submit their information here.

AAT Farms
16900 Gator Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33912
Lee County
Contact Person: Austin Tincher
Telephone: (239) 789-5232
Fax: (239) 267-3532
Email:
Total Production Acreage: 100
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Negotiable
Products:

Watermelon July

Angeles Farm, LLC
8151 SW 44th Ave.
Lake Butler, Florida 32054
Union County
Contact Person: Ramon Angeles
Telephone: (386) 758-9787
Fax: (386) 758-9787
Email:
Total Production Acreage: 1/2 acre (greenhouses)
Counties interested in serving: Union, Columbia, Suwannee, Bradford
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Food Safety Programs: GAP
Products:

Cucumbers April-July
Lettuce January-March and November-December
Peppers, Bell March-October
Peppers, Jalapeno April-July and September-October
Tomatoes, cherry April-July

Ashlin Farms
3501 Fish Road West
Jacksonville, Florida 32220
Duval County
Contact Person: Ashley Bailey
Phone: (904) 382-3326
Fax: (904) 647-7392
Email:
Web: www.ashlinfarms.com
Total production acreage: 75 acres
Counties interested in serving: Clay, Duval, Nassau, St. Johns
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Products:

Beef Year round

Comments: All natural grass-fed, no pesticides, antibiotics or hormones. Especially interested in selling ground beef


Auburndale Fruit Co., Inc
114 East Lake Avenue, Unit 1
Auburndale, Florida 33823
Polk County
Contact Person: Vanessa Broxton
Phone: (863) 965-2777
Fax: 1-888-288-1483
Email:
Web: www.auburndalefruit.com
Total production acreage: Hydroponic greenhouse
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Direct shipping
Food Safety Programs: GAP
Products:

Micro arugula Year Round
Micro broccoli Year Round
Micro cress Year Round
Micro greens assorted mix Year Round

Comments: Everything is grown in soilless media, without pesticides.


Beli Farms
4555 Lowe Lake Road
Wellborn, Florida 32094
Suwannee County
Contact Person: Emil Belibasis
Phone: (386) 963-4556
Fax: (386) 963-3030
Email:
Total production acreage: 4
Counties interested in serving: North Central counties
Distribution method: Direct delivery, refrigerated truck
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Vegetables, Green House December-June
Tomatoes, Vine December-June
Tomatoes, Medium December-June
Peppers, Colored December-June
Cucumbers, Mini December-June
Tomatoes, Specialty December-June

Blueberry Cottage Farms
827 Old Welcome Road
Lithia, Florida 33547
Hillsborough County
Contact Person: Jose Diaz
Phone: (813) 390-3483
Email:
Total production acreage: 2 acres
Counties interested in serving: Hillsborough, Polk
Distribution method: Refrigerated Trucks
Safety programs: Global GAP Certified.
Products:

Blueberries May-June

Blue Sky Farms
P.O. Box 202
Hastings, Florida 32145
St. Johns County
Contact Person: Danny Johns
Phone: (904) 692-5938
Fax: (904) 692-2736
Email:
Web: www.sunfreshofflorida.com
Total production acreage: 605 acres
Counties interested in serving: Statewide
Distribution method: Will make arrangements for delivery
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Sunlite Low-Carb Potatoes April-June

Comments: Our growing season can be expanded to include delivery from December-June.


B&W Quality Growers, Inc.
17825 79th Street
Fellsmere, Florida 32948
Indian River County
Contact Person: Andy Brown
Phone: (772) 571-0514
Fax: (772) 571-8439
Email:
Web: www.watercress.com and www.qualitygrowers.com
Total production acreage: 500 acres
Counties interested in serving: Indian River, St. Lucie, Brevard, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard
Distribution method: Distributor delivery
Products:

Watercress Year round
Baby Arugula Year round
Watercress, Organic Year round

Comments: Watercress in bunches; baby arugula and organic watercress in 1.5 cello food service pack.


Carpenter Brothers Blueberries
2708 County Road 564
Bushnell, Florida 33513
Sumter County
Contact Person: Ray Carpenter
Phone: (352) 999-2196
Fax: (352) 793-4539
Email:
Total production acreage: 2
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Direct delivery via refrigerated truck, or you can pick them up.
Products:

Blueberries April-June

Cognito Farm LLC
P.O. Box 1086
Starke, Florida 32091
Bradford County
Contact Person: Sandra "Sam" Williams
Phone: (904) 964-2616
Fax: 1-800-879-4332
Email:
Web: www.CognitoFarm.com
Total production acreage: 70 acres
Counties interested in serving: Bradford
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Products:

Basil May-July
Salad greens January-May, October-December
Pork October

Comments: Salad greens are heirloom.


D&S Blueberries, Inc.
19125 Phillips Road
Masaryktown, Florida 34604
Hernando County
Contact Person: Daniel Ebbecke
Phone: (352) 796-1049
Fax: (352) 796-9106
Email:
Total production acreage: 21 1/2 acres
Counties interested in serving: Hernando, Pasco
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Products:

Vegetables, Organic November-June
Fruits, Organic November-June

Comments: We are an emerging organic vegetable farm. We have grown blueberries for over 10 years. Could custom grow certain items. We are certified organic by CCOF.


Douglass Farm
P.O. Box 903
Citra, Florida 32113
Pasco County
Contact Person: Tavis Douglass
Phone: (352) 817-9996
Fax: (352) 595-4223
Email:

Total production acreage: 10
Counties interested in serving: Alachua, Marion
Distribution method: Depends on distance from buyer.

Products:

Blackberries May-June
Corn, sweet May, September-October
Cucumbers April-May, September-October
Potatoes, Red April-May
Potatoes, White April-May
Squash, yellow April–June, September-November
Watermelon April-May, September-October


DNE World Fruit Sales
1900 Old Dixie Highway
Fort Pierce, Florida 34946
St. Lucie County
Contact Person: Wendy Greer
Phone: (772) 489-7240
Fax: (772) 465-1181
Email:
Web: www.dneworld.com
Total production acreage: 20,000 acres
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Direct Delivery or Distributor Delivery
Food Safety Programs: GAP, GMP, HACCP and Global Gap-QMS.
Products:

Grapefruit November-April
Oranges November-April

Comments: USDA Inspected


Florida Fresh Meat Company
13770 S. Hwy 475
Summerfield, Florida 34491
Marion County
Contact Person: Jan Costa
Telephone: (352) 566-8586
Email:
Web: www.floridafreshmeat.com

Total production acreage: 2500+
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: We have the ability for all types of delivery
Safety Programs: USDA Inspected and Florida Department of Agriculture HACCP

Products:

Beef Year Round
Chicken Year Round
Goat Year Round
Lamb Year Round
Pork Year Round

Comments: We welcome school-sponsored field trips.


Florida Specialties LLC
601 East Main Street
Immokalee, Florida 34142
Collier County
Contact Person: Aida Garcia
Phone: (239) 658-7708
Fax: (239) 657-2884
Email:
Web: floridaspecialties.com

Total production acreage: 6,000
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution Method: Company owned refrigerated trucks delivering direct to schools, Sysco, US Foodservice or other distribution centers.
Safety Programs: Primus GFSI certified which includes HACCP
We welcome school-sponsored field trips.

Products:

Beans, Green, Trimmed Year Round
Corn, Sweet January - May
October - December
Pepper, Bell January - May
September - December
Squash January - May
September - December

Comments: Our green beans are triple washed, trimmed and ready to eat. Available in 2 lb. and 5 lb. food service bags.


Franklin Farm and Trading Co., LLC.
P.O. Box 417
Newberry, Florida 32669
Alachua County
Contact Person: Jessica Norfleet
Telephone: (352) 354-5111
Fax: (352) 472-7327
Email:

Total production acreage: 25
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: We will ship individual and joint orders to any school district or county.
Safety Programs: GAP with 100 percent traceability on our produce and vegetables.
Products:

Bell Peppers May-June
Blackberries May-July
Broccoli April
Cucumbers May

Gibbons Farms Organics
1010 South 12th Street
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
St. Lucie County
Contact Person: Brenda Gibbons
Phone: (772) 979-4061
Email:
Total production acreage: 2 acres
Counties interested in serving: St. Lucie
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Products:

Cucumbers, Organic Year-Round
Lettuce, Organic Year-Round
Tomatoes, Organic December-July

Gulfstream Tomato Growers
21150 S.W. 167th Avenue
Miami, Florida 33187
Miami-Dade County
Contact Person: Paul Lyons
Phone: (305) 235-4161
Fax: (305) 235-9370
Email:
Total production acreage: 550 acres
Counties interested in serving: Miami-Dade
Distribution method: Distributor delivery through truck broker
Products:

Tomatoes, Round November-April

H&S Farms
5388 SW 81st Avenue
Lake Butler, Florida 32054
Union County
Contact Person: Zeb Howard
Telephone: (386) 623-2245
Email:

Total production acres: 30
Counties interested in serving: Union
Distribution method: Direct delivery

Products:

Cabbage January-February
Collard Greens January-February

Healthier Quail Eggs, LLC
375 County Road 720
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Hendry County
Contact Person: Jorge Ortiz
Telephone: (863) 983-2463
Fax: (863) 983-2657
Email:
Web: www.healthierquaileggs.com

Total production acreage: 40
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Safety programs: National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

Products:

Quail eggs Year round

I Can Grow, Inc.
2035 Palmview Road
Cottondale, Florida 32431
Jackson County
Contact Person: Glenda or Chris Hutzel
Phone: (850) 352-4879
Fax: (850) 352-1091
Email:
Web: www.icangrow.org
Total production acreage:
Counties interested in serving: Jackson, Washington
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Products:

Peaches May-July
Mayhaws May-July
Nectarines May-July
Blueberries May-July
Blackberries May-July
Onions May-July
Squash May-July
Pumpkins September-November
Sweet Corn May-July
Potatoes May-July
Green Beans May-July
Apples May-July

Jones Potato Farm, Inc.
P.O. Box 189
Parrish, Florida 34219
Manatee County
Contact Person: Alan Jones or Kevin Stanaland
Phone: (941) 915-8817 or (941) 812-0448
Fax: (941) 776-5431
Email: or
Total production acreage: 1,200 acres
Counties interested in serving: Primarily Southwest Florida, will consider all of Florida
Distribution method: Refrigerated truck or Sysco
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Beans, Green January-May, November-December
Potatoes, Red February-May

Kelley's Apiaries
6709 Old Highway 37
Lakeland, Florida 33811-2323
Contact Person: Kelley McKinnes
Phone: (863) 644-6944
Fax: (863) 644-6944
Email:
Web: www.auburndalefruit.com

Total production: 44,000 gallons a year
Counties interested in serving: Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Highland, Osceola
Distribution method: Direct delivery is based on shipment size. We ship via UPS also.
Food Safety Programs: Food Safe Certified and we are inspected by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Products:

Honey, Bakery grade Year Round
Honey, Wildflower Year Round
Honey, Orange Blossom Year Round

King Farm Myakka, LLC
4630 60th Street, East
Bradenton, Florida 34203
Manatee County
Contact Person: Shelby King
Telephone: (941) 773-1624
Fax: (941) 748-4857
Email:
Web: www.kingfarmmarket.com   

Total production acreage: 40 acres
Counties interested in serving: Manatee and Sarasota
Safety programs: GAP and Davis Fresh food safety audit on blueberries
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Blueberries April-June
Peaches May-June

Kumquat Growers, Inc.
31647 Gude Road
Dade City, Florida 33525
Pasco County
Contact Person: Kumquat Growers, Inc
Phone: (352) 588-2761
Fax: (352) 588-2513
Email:
Total production acreage: 45 acres
Counties interested in serving: Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Polk
Distribution method: Direct or distributor delivery. Have our own truck, pallets or hand truck.
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Kumquats

Larry's Produce
5787 Klondike Road
Bascom, Florida 32423
Jackson County
Contact Person: Johnny Larry Jr.
Phone: (850) 569-9853
Fax: (850) 569-9852
Email:
Total production acreage: 200
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution Method: Refrigerated truck
Products:

Beans, Butter May-December
Cantaloupe May-August
Collard Greens January-February and August-December
Cucumber May-June and September-November
Peaches May-August
Peas May-December
Tomatoes June-December
Watermelon May-August

LEASA Industries Co., Inc.
2450 N.W. 76th Street
Miami, Florida 33147
Miami-Dade County
Contact Person: Andrew Yap
Phone: (305) 403-0240
Fax: (305) 696-3062
Email:
Web: www.leasa.com
Total production acreage:
Counties interested in serving: Dade, Broward, Palm Beach
Distribution Method: Distributor delivery, refrigerated trucks
Food Safety Programs: GAP and HACCP.
Products:

Sprouts Year round
Tofu Year round
Vegetables Year round

Long and Scott Farms, Inc.
26216 County Road 448A
Mt. Dora, Florida 32757
Lake County
Contact Person: Anna Sciarrino or Hank Scott
Phone: (352) 383-6900
Fax: (352) 383-1832
Email:
Web: www.longandscottfarms.com
Total production acreage: 1,200 acres
Counties interested in serving: Central Florida and beyond
Distribution method: Direct or Distributor, whatever it takes. Truck to local locations.
Food Safety Programs: BMP, GAP and HACCP. We abide by the rules and regulations of the leafy-green agreement and have a yearly third-party audit.
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Pickle Cucumbers October-November and April-May
Sweet Corn October-November and April-May
Cabbage, Green and Red December-April
Onions, Sweet April-May

Miracle Fruits Exchange, Inc. d.b.a Green & Healthy Farms
6650 S.W. 189 Way
Southwest Ranches, Florida 33332
Broward County
Contact person: Fernando Aristizabal
Telephone: (954) 520-8452
Fax: (954) 252-6752
Email:
Web: www.miraclefruitman.com

Safety programs: Food safety certified by Primus Lab. HAACP certified.

Total production acreage: 10
Counties interested in serving: Broward, Dade, Palm Beach
Distribution method:  Negotiable

Products:

Arugula November-March
Bell Pepper November-March
Broccoli November-April
Cauliflower November-April
Collards November-April
Cucumber March-July
Herbs November-July
Kale November-April
Lettuce November-May
Miracle Fruit Year Round
Okra June-November
Radishes November-April
Spinach November-March
Tomato - grape Year Round
Tomato - medium size November-April
Strawberries November-May

Noble Food Service
P.O. Box 900
Winter Haven, Florida 33882
Polk County
Contact Person: Allison Lee
Phone: (863) 299-3755
Fax: (863) 595-1006
Email:
Total production acreage: 5,700 acres
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Direct delivery or through distributors
Products:

Oranges January-June and November-December
Tangerines January-April and October-December

Orchard Pond Organics
400 Cedar Hill Road
Tallahassee, FL 32312
Leon County
Contact Person: Mary Phipps
Phone: (850) 591-5766
Email:
Web: www.orchardpondorganics.com
Total production acreage: 4
Counties interested in serving: Leon
Distribution Method: Truck
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Honey Year Round
Kale, Organic January-May and October-December
Mustard Greens, Organic January-April and October-December
Salad Greens, Organic January-April and October-December
Squash and Zucchini, Organic May-July and September-December
Tomatoes, Organic April-July
Watermelon, Organic July-November

Performance Packaging LLC.
P.O. Box 220
Pahokee, Florida 33476
Palm Beach County
Contact Person: Paul Allen
Phone: (561) 924-2455
Fax: (561) 924-5194
Email:
Web: www.rchatton.com
Total production acreage: 9,000 acres
Counties interested in serving: All
Distribution method: Direct delivery to SYSCO, U.S. Foods, etc.
We'll deliver to the food distributors
Food Safety Programs: GAP, GMP and HACCP Plan Approved Packinghouse.
Products:

Sweet Corn Year round
Green Beans Year round

Comments: We already serve several counties


Pero Family Farms
14095 State Road 7
Delray Beach, Florida 33446
Palm Beach County
Contact Person: Nick Bergstrom
Telephone: (561) 498-5771
Fax: (561) 496-4009
Email:
Web: www.perofamilyfarms.com

Total production acreage: 6,000 acres
Interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Pero-owned refrigerated truck/trailers can deliver direct from our farm to schools or distributor partners.
Safety programs: Primus Labs Certified: GFSI (GFS), GAP, HACCP, GMPs/BMPs.
We welcome school-sponsored field trips

Products:

Green Beans, Organic Jan-Jun, Oct-Dec
Cucumbers, Organic Year round
Bell Peppers, Organic Year round
Mini Sweet Peppers, Organic Jan-May, Oct-Dec
Yellow Squash Jan-may, Oct-Dec
Zucchini Squash Jan-May, Oct-Dec
Grape Tomatoes, Organic Jan-May, Oct-Dec

Six L's Packing Company, Inc. / Custom Pak
315 East New Market Road
Immokalee, Florida 34142
Collier County
Contact Person: Steve Condit
Phone: 1-800-543-7460 x 3404
Fax: (239) 657-3608
Email:
Web: www.sixls.com / www.custompak.net

Total production acreage: 22,000
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution Method: Deliver to distributors direct with traceability for the schools to guarantee local procurement of the vegetables and fruits we grow.
Safety Programs: GAP, SAFE, GMP and HACCP. Fully certified food safety program from farm to Repacker
We welcome school-sponsored field trips

Products:

Cucumbers January - May,
November - December
Eggplant January - May,
November - December
Jalapenos January-May,
November - December
Peppers January - May,
October - December
Squash, Yellow and Green January - May,
October - December
Tomatoes, Cherry, Roma, Grape, Round January - May,
September - December
Watermelon May,
September - December

Comments: We participate in Sustainable Agriculture Practices at all farm levels and provide Farm-to-Fork initiatives for all Florida-based businesses.


Steph-Lo Farm
11120 S.E. 80th Avenue
Newberry, Florida 32669
Alachua County
Contact Person: Lois M. Solly
Phone: (786) 255-6344
Fax: (352) 472-5652
Email:
Total production acreage: 4 acres
Counties interested in serving: Alachua, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Columbia
Distribution Method: Direct delivery via air-conditioned van
Products:

Blueberries May-July

Comments: We can provide frozen blueberries but we need the pounds required by June 30.


Strawberry Passion Farms, LLC
2607 Sammonds Road
Plant City, Florida 33563-4554
Hillsborough County
Contact Person: Charles Young
Phone: (813) 927-5491
Fax: (813) 754-3896
Email:
Total production acreage: 20 acres
Counties interested in serving: Hillsborough, Pinellas
Distribution method: Direct delivery, refrigerated containers
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Strawberries December-April
Strawberries, Organic December-April

Sunrise Citrus Farm
6390 Eastwood Acres Road
Fort Myers, Florida 33905
Lee County
Contact Person: Robert S. Waite
Phone: (239) 770-4492
Total production acreage: 60 acres
Counties interested in serving: Lee, Hendry, Collier
Distribution method: Direct delivery
Products:

Cucumbers Year Round
Grapefruit Year Round
Lemons, Limes Year Round
Melons Year Round
Oranges, Tangerines Year Round
Peppers Year Round
Tomatoes Year Round
Tropical Fruits Year Round

Sweetwater Organic Community Farm
6942 West Comanche Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33634
Hillsborough County
Contact Person: Andrea Harms
Phone: (813) 887-4066
Email:
Web: www.sweetwater-organic.org
Total production acreage: 10 acres
Counties interested in serving: Hillsborough, Pinellas
Distribution method: We have our own truck
Food Safety Programs: GAP
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Asian Greens, Organic January - March and December
Lettuce January - March and December


Tomato Thyme Corp.
18632 U.S. Highway 301, South
Wimauma, Florida 33598
Hillsborough County
Contact Person: Liz Torres
Phone: (813) 672-7707 or (941) 400-4244
Fax: (813) 672-7778
Email:
Total production acreage: 100 acres minimum, depending on the season
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Direct delivery, refrigerated, enclosed units
Products:

Tomatoes, Round Year round
Tomatoes, Roma Year round
Tomatoes, Grape Year round
Tomatoes, Cherry Year round

Comments: We specialize in vine ripe


Uncle Matt's Organic, Inc.
1645 East Highway 50, Suite 202
Clermont, Florida 34711
Lake County
Contact person: Steve Kiral
Telephone: (352) 394-8737
Fax: (352) 394-1003
Email:
Web: www.unclematts.com

Total production acreage: Over 1,000
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Delivery method: Refrigerated trucks
Safety programs: PRIMUS certified
Student field trips welcomed, contact us to make arrangements.
Products:

Avocados, Organic January, July-December
Orange Juice, Organic Year-round
Grapefruit, Organic January-June, November-December
Oranges, Organic January-June, November-December
Tangelos, Organic January-June, November-December
Tangerines, Organic January-June, November-December
Comment: Orange juice in 6-ounce and 59-ounce containers

The Urban Farmer
Nor Powerline Road
Pompano Beach, Florida 33069
Broward County
Contact person: Jessica Padron
Telephone: (954) 270-8038
Fax: (954) 586-6688
Email:
Web: www.theurbanfarmerflorida.com

Total production acreage: 4
Counties interested in serving: Broward and southern Palm Beach
Safety programs: GAP
We welcome school-sponsored field trips
Products:

Lettuce Year-round
Herbs Year-round
Tomato January-May and October-December
Eggplant January-May and October-December
Comment: Vert-Gro: Vertical Hydroponic Grower

Westlake Produce Company
505 Avenue A N.W., Suite 102
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Polk County
Contact Person: Matt Sumner
Phone: (863) 401-3404
Fax: (863) 401-8223
Email:
Web: www.westlakeproduce.com

Total production acreage: 2,000+
Counties interested in serving: All of Florida
Distribution method: Local food distributors for local deliveries, direct delivery for others
Safety Programs: Food safety programs: GAP/GHP NSF certified
We welcome school-sponsored field trips.

Products:

Blueberries March-May
Citrus January-May, October-December
Squash March-April, October-November
Strawberries January-March, December
Watermelon April-June, October-November


Wishnatzki Farms
100 Stearn Avenue
Plant City, Florida
Hillsborough County
Contact Person: Jeremy Burris
Phone: (813) 752-5111
Fax: (813) 752-9472
Email:
Total production acreage: 2,000+ acres
Counties interested in serving: All
Distribution method: Distributor delivery
Food Safety Programs: GAP, GMP and Fresh QC (in-house trace back system).
Products:

Strawberries, Organic Winter
Vegetables, Organic Fall and Spring
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