How many times have you shopped in a produce section of a large chain grocery store, picked up a fresh bunch of lettuce only to see that it was shipped from another country thousands of miles away? It makes you wonder how long it took for that “fresh” produce item to get to the store and how long it sat in a transport truck or distribution station.
One of the great things about shopping for your produce at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market is that we get to know the farmers who are sourcing the products for our store. We always choose to source our produce locally and if we can’t find it somewhere in Florida, it’s sourced American.
If you’re anything like us, the quality of food we serve to our family is something we won’t ever compromise. We only offer our customers high-quality, fresh food. As an independent, family-owned business, we like to get to know our shoppers as well as the farmers that we are partnering with. In this Part 1 of Get to Know the Farmer’s series, we’ll introduce you to some of the finest farmers and produce sourced in the state of Florida and proudly sold at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market.
Thomas Produce Company
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
For more than 50 years, this family-run farm and business have been providing high-quality produce. Thomas Produce Company is known as one of the largest growing operations in the sunshine state with a total of 13,000 acres in Palm Beach, Hendry, St. Lucie, and Martin counties.
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Cucumbers, bell peppers, and green beans
J & J Family of Farms
Location: Loxahatchee, Florida
Keeping socially responsible and sustainable farming practices at the forefront of their company, J&J Family of Farms grows produce on more than 12,000 acres in Florida and Georgia.
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Green peppers and cucumbers
Location: Naples, Florida
Known for its high-quality, environmentally responsible, and delicious hydroponic lettuce, Naples Fresh is a greenhouse farm located in Southwest Florida.
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Lettuce
Location: Oviedo, Florida
The Dandy® brand, grown from Duda farms, has been proudly growing fruits and vegetables for almost 100 years. They are best known for sourcing their delicious celery, citrus, radishes, sweet corn, lettuce, and more!
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Celery, lettuce, and radish
Location: Babcock Ranch, Florida
With the ability to grow herbs 365 days a year, Finn Farms is a hydroponic farm that’s fresh, local, and pure. Herbs they grow include basil, cilantro, mint, thyme, dill, parsley, tarragon, lemon balm, a variety of lettuces, microgreens, and sprouts.
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Herbs
Location: Belle Glade, Florida
Pioneer Growers is best known for their delicious sweet corn, but their history of supplying high-quality, fresh vegetables dates back to the 1950s.
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Corn
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
For four generations, Noble Citrus has been a trusted grower and supplier of citrus from the sunshine state. Look for their Noble juicy crunch® tangerines, autumn honey tangerines, New generation Florida tangerines®, Florida starburst pummelo®, and new crop blueberries.
What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Citrus
Get ready to experience a new kind of grocery store at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market. We hope your shopping experience makes you feel connected to simpler times when you know where your food comes from. You can expect Farm Fresh For Less!