Andy McDonald—partner at Sweet Life Farms—has one simple mission: to grow the best produce possible as a smaller operation. A goal that some of the larger farms just can't achieve.
A third generation farmer, Andy conveys that farming and agriculture is not a job, it's a lifestyle.
Steve Mathis, owner and farm manager of Mathis Farms, began farming strawberries during high school and bought his first 10-acre farm in 1985. Today, Mathis Farms has more than 200 acres of strawberries and blueberries.
Astin Farms has grown from a small, locally focused farm to a 1,200-acre farm that produces more than 40 million pounds of fruit each season. Located in Plant City and Wimauma, Florida, our family continues to enhance the quality of our produce by harvesting at peak ripeness to ensure only the freshest fruits and vegetables make it to stores across the U.S. and Canada.
Brothers, John and Jeff Sizemore are fourth-generation growers and owners of Sizemore Farms. As growers and shippers of the Florida Supreme brand strawberries, they understand the importance of maintaining quality produce while battling Florida's finicky climate.
Jay and Donna Sizemore, together with partner Dean Broughton, have been growing some of the best varieties of strawberries; Treasure, Strawberry Festival and Florida Radiance since 1997. They have become one of the largest growers in the South, providing fresh Florida berries across the US. As Jay continues to expand his acreage and varieties of produce, he has turned towards technology to help.
Grimes Produce Company has been family owned and operated for several decades. For three generations, the Grimes family has been growing, packing and shipping Florida fresh strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupes and other vegetables. Their General Manager—Joel Connell—works seven days a week to carry out the Grimes mission: to provide a wholesome, safe product.
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