Bellevue Gardens Organic Farm, Inc. - Florida
A family farm since 1917 and certified organic for over 35 years, Bellevue Gardens is mostly known for their sweet watermelon in summer and heirloom butternut squash in the fall. Tommy Simmons, a third generation farmer, takes great pride in growing his crops from his own seed to ensure organic integrity and crop viability. He also grows several varieties of peas, hard squash, okra, and turnips.
Blumenberry Farms - Florida
Although Mitch Blumenthal didnâ€™t come from a farming background, he fell in love with growing and tending to edible landscaping in his backyard.
Boskovich Farms, Inc. - California
Family owned and operated for four generations, Boskovich Farms began when a young Croatian immigrant started a farm on seven acres of land in the San Fernando Valley. Today, the farm grows on more than 10,000 acres in both California and Mexico, and boasts production of about 30 vegetable crops year-round.
Cottle Organics - North Carolina
Herbie Cottle is a farmer just like his father and his fatherâ€™s father before him. Believing that â€œorganic farming is better for the environment, is better product, and the food is better for people,â€ Herbie made the transition to organic farming in 2007. He lovingly produces some of the finest sweet potatoes in the Southeast as well as more than twenty other fresh vegetables on his farm.
Devine Organics - California and Mexico
Growing on 350 acres of premium farmland, Devine Organics is the largest producer of organic asparagus in North America. With over 30 years of farming knowledge and an additional 150 acres being planted, they will soon have more divine organic produce to offer.
The Family Garden - Florida
The Family Garden is the only certified organic farm in Gilchrist County and sits on 25 acres of nutrient-rich land that has not had chemicals applied to it for over 20 years. The farm strives for freshness, quality, and good land stewardship and currently offers a variety of veggies and fruits including strawberries, greens, herbs, peppers, melons, hard squash, and more.
Glaser Farms - Florida
Established in 1980, Glaser Farms, located in Miami, specializes in growing tropical fruits such as mangos, papayas, lychees, bananas, and avocados, as well as rare and exotic tropicals. Using only nutritive compononents on their trees, garden, and soils, "It is our dedication to working and living with nature that allows us the pleasure of offering foods of such exceptional quality."
Heger Organic Farm - California
Heger Farms was the first organic farm in Southern California's Imperial Valley. With a growing season from December to June, the farm produces over 50 kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Homestead Organic Farms, Inc. - Florida
Dan Howardâ€™s farm is located in the rich growing area of Homestead, Florida. Dan has over 100 acres of all organic fruits and vegetables. Known primarily for his green beans, he also maintains lush groves of mangos, avocados and other tropical fruits. Dan was working on the land while it was under different ownership and purchased it in 1992. With his wife Cindy, they live in the midst of the avocado grove and are invested in organic farming as well as a natural and healthy lifestyle.
Hoover Farms - Florida
Bradley Hoover has been farming since he was a child. His life as a farmer, moving between a farm in Ohio and a farm in Homestead, reflects four generations of working in fields and groves. About six years ago, Bradley and his son (Bradley Jr.) decided to leave conventional farming and started farming organically in Live Oak, Florida on their 35 acres. They grow a variety of vegetables year round which include lettuces, collards, kales, broccoli, turnips, mustards, squash, cucumbers and more. The Hoovers are committed to crop rotation, composting, and avoiding the use of harmful chemical and pesticides. They take pride, as Bradley Sr. says, in "trying to do it right and grow the best product".
Jordan Farms - Florida
Jordan Farms, located in Dover, Florida, has been growing certified organic strawberries since 1999 on land that has been in their family for 75 years. They combined a friendâ€™s experience as a conventional strawberry grower with their own hands-on experience in organic growing to bring the best tasting organic strawberry to the market. In the last few years, Jordan Farms has doubled their organic strawberry acreage increasing the availability of their tasty fruit.
Josie's Organics - California
With a commitment to honesty, integrity, and sustainability, Josieâ€™s Organics has remained true to the legacy of â€œNonnieâ€ Josie, sharing the freshest, most wholesome food to anyone who cares to enjoy it. Josieâ€™s Organics is now able to offer 25 â€œdeliciously organicâ€ varieties of produce year-round, and Rod Braga, his brother, and cousins promise that â€œinside every package of Josieâ€™s Organics we honor our grandmotherâ€™s commitment to goodness allowing families everywhere to enjoy fresh organic vegetables of the highest quality.â€
Lady Moon Farms - Florida, Georgia, and Pennsylvania
Lady Moon Farms started as a dream. Tom Beddard and his wife Chris wanted to feed their family wholesome, nutritious food that was free of dangerous chemicals, and live in an idyllic environment with fresh air, clear star-studded skies, and free-roaming animals. That dream came to life on a five acre farm in Pennsylvania in 1988. Ten years later, Tom's passion for organic farming drove him to expand beyond his small farm in the Northeast to the Lady Moon Farms of today. Spanning nearly 2000 acres over three states (Pennsylvania, Florida, and Georgia), Tomâ€™s commitment to quality has organics lovers seeking out the label with the young girl reaching towards a golden crescent moon.
Marian Farms - California
At Marian Farms, organic agriculture is taken a step further, as plants are respected and cared for using biodynamic methods, incorporating a spiritual element as well as taking into account the dynamic processes of the cosmos. For over 20 years now, Marian Farms has faithfully relied on holistic biodynamic practices, and through them have built a reputation for quality, producing some of the finest grapes, almonds, raisins, oranges, and lemons you will ever taste.
McClellan Organics - Georgia
Bryan McClellan grew up in a farming family and eventually found his way back to the land to start the 125-acre McClellan Organics farm. He enjoys the challenge of organic farming and strives to move his produce from field to consumer as fast as possible to ensure ultimate freshness. McClellan Organics takes pride in knowing that they contribute to the well-being of neighbors and the long-term health of the land. Produce grown includes squash, peppers, cabbage, pease, beans, eggplant, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes.
New Sprout Organic Farms - North Carolina
Though Alan and Jill Rose both had successful careers, they felt the need to make a difference. Already interested in growing their own food using permaculture principles, all it took was their son Andrew returning from summer camp to educate them about â€œeating cleanâ€ to convince them to start an organic farm. They knew they couldnâ€™t change the world, but could certainly be part of the solution. Inspired by Andrew, New Sprout was born in 2011, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
The Nunes Company, Inc. (Foxy) - California, Arizona, and Nevada
Brothers Bob and Tom Nunes founded The Nunes Company, Inc. in 1976 and shortly thereafter increased farm acreage and created the Foxy brand to send produce throughout the U.S. Now, with over 18,000 acres of farmland and using progressive growing and cultural practices that incorporate environmentally safe and effective techniques, they offer a wide choice of organically grown vegetables.
Peri & Sons Farms - Nevada and California
Peri & Sons Farms has been passionately growing superior-quality onions since 1979. Originally started in Nevada, their success allowed them to expand to California in 2007 and offer their produce year-round. With a mission to use the most innovative and environmentally responsible methods, they believe that sustainable farming is a long-term personal commitment and that organic farming keeps things pure and simple.
Pur DÃ©lys - Quebec, Canada
Pur DÃ©lys was born in 1982 on land that had been handed down from generation to generation, where the priority continued to be utilizing growing methods with minimal chemical input. The farm obtained its organic certification in 2008, supporting their strong belief that â€œwe are what we eatâ€. Our friendly neighbors to the north currently grow a variety of fruits and vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, sweet corn, raspberries, and strawberries.
Southern Belle Organics - North Carolina
As a young first generation farmer, Brick Rooks is proud to have built his business from the ground up. With a background in blueberry farming as well as business and marketing, Brick and his wife Jennifer started Southern Belle Organics, first selling at farmers markets and then expanding to the retail market. They offer their certified blueberries from May through September.
Uncle Matt's Organic - Florida
A real-life uncle to 10 nieces and nephews, Matt McLean launched Uncle Matt's Organic in 1999, and is dedicated to growing high quality citrus free of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. â€œFor me, organic just made the most sense,â€œ says Matt. â€œLess toxins to the environment and less toxic residues on the fruit are ultimately what is best for everybody. It really is the way my grandfather and great-grandfather used to grow citrus. Our philosophy is based on building healthy soils that will yield a healthier tree so it can naturally defend itself against disease, not the single factor analysis of todayâ€™s Ag world where if you have a pest you find a pesticide!â€
Wholesum Family Farms (Wholesum Harvest) - Arizona and Mexico
A third generation family farm with an 80-year tradition of growing food, Wholesum Family Farms wants their organic produce to be available to everyone. They grow organically because it is "good for the people that work the land, helps protect the health of the consumer, and helps provide a future environment better than the one we have today." With this philosophy and company values of integrity, innovation, sustainability, teamwork, progress, and dediction, they produce some of the finest fruits and vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, mangos, squash, and zucchini.
Witt Road Organics - Florida
The story begins with a Wall Street trader yearning to do something more meaningful. Getting back to nature via organic farming was the first thing that came to mind for Jayson Weisz, and starting with the land and a collaboration with already established farmers, he grew Witt Road Organics. Offering "real food for real people", Witt Road has gracefully handled the challenges of Mother Nature, sandy soil and all, and continues to see the blooms of squash, okra, and a variety of other vegetables seasonally.
Worden Farm - Florida
Chris and Eva Worden knew in graduate school that they wanted to own a farm together, which they purchased in 2003. They made it a point to learn how to grow organically, and approach farming with â€œan awareness and desire to optimize, enhance, and improve the relationships between all components of the ecosystemâ€. This awareness combined with their knowledge, and above all persistence, has allowed Worden Farm to produce over 50 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers on their 85 acres in southwest Florida. Embracing the family farming lifestyle with a passion, the Wordens find great reward in facilitating the connection between community and the land.