Get to Know the Farmers at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market, Part 2

In our latest series, “Get to Know the Farmers at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market,” we’re excited to introduce you to the growers and suppliers of the produce at our grocery store. Our goal is to give you and your family farm-fresh foods at an affordable price. We work directly with farmers to make this happen. If you missed part 1 of this series, you can read it here. Now let’s continue to introduce you to the local farmers supplying our produce and vegetables, and what you can try from them at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market.

Oakes Farms

Location: Immokalee, Florida

Situated in Collier County, Oakes Farms is one of the largest independently owned agribusiness operations in South Florida. They grow a wide variety of produce on their farms in Collier County.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and squash

Rojo Farms

Location: Immokalee, Florida

Rojo Farms has been in agribusiness for nearly six years in Collier County. We’re excited to be sourcing from this family-owned business.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Squash and peppers

Frisbie Farms

Location: Immokalee, Florida

Frisbie Farms is a partner grower with Oakes Farms. We’re happy to be connected with another farm that’s home to Southwest Florida.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Peppers, eggplant, and squash

Florida Specialties

Location: Immokalee, Florida 

With a combined 100 years of farming success, Florida Specialities grows an average of 2,800 acres of green beans each year. They also grow eggplant, squash, bell pepper, and a variety of peppers.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Green beans 

Farmers Alliance

Location: Immokalee, Florida 

Farmers Alliance delivers small farm produce to consumers through food service, retail, and wholesale outlets. This farmers-owned business builds partnerships with other local farmers to bring quality, sustainability, best practices, and maximum yields. 

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Green beans and tomatoes

Fresh Start Produce Sales™

Location: Boca Raton, Florida 

Fresh Start Produce Sales™ is known for providing the highest quality produce directly from the farmer to the consumer. With more than 200 combined years of staff experience, this company is committed to producing quality products and enriching grower partnerships.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Green peppers, squash, cucumbers, and cabbage 

Hanshaw Farms

Location: Naples, Florida

This family-owned farm in Collier County is known for producing its delicious watermelons. With 45 years of farming experience, you expect high-quality produce from Hanshaw Farms.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Watermelon, cantaloupe, green peppers, tomatoes, and squash

Ledesma Farms

Location: Naples, Florida 

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Eggplant and tomatoes

Mike Lott Farms

Location: Plant City, Florida

Mike and his wife grow 42 acres of strawberries on 89 acres of land. He comes from a family of farmers and started his farming career at a young age, right out of high school. Mike Lott Farms is known for its fresh and delicious red strawberries.

What you can try at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market: Strawberries and cantaloupe

We hope you enjoyed getting to know the farmers at Farmer Joe’s Fresh Market. Stop in and see us so you can try any or all of these farmers’ produce. There is no shortage of selection options when you’re meal planning. Enjoy the benefits of eating local and farm fresh when you shop at Farmer Joe’s. 

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