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Florida-Agriculture.com
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

Growers Serving All Counties

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.

 

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
Products:

Sunlite Low-Carb Potatoes April-June

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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
Products:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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.

 

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

 

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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