We support local farmers.
For 90 years, Publix has partnered with local produce growers. We’ve developed trusting, longstanding relationships with many in our areas of operation. We’re familiar with their practices, having visited their farms countless times. And we work together to get you the fresh produce you love.
Here are a few of our partners. See growers from your state by selecting it below.
This Mechanicsville, Virginia, farm was established in 1907 and is managed today by Kevin Kirby, a fourth-generation farmer in Hanover County. Kirby Farms supplies us with a variety of delicious fresh produce, including yellow squash, zucchini squash, green peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, mustard greens, collard greens, sweet potatoes, and watermelon.
Rutledge, Tennessee, is home to Turley Farms, which was established as a grower of Grainger tomatoes as early as the 1950s. Decades later, the farm is operated by the founder’s grandson, Randy, and continues to provide fresh, high-quality tomatoes.
Lane Southern Orchards
Since 1908, Lane Southern Orchards has been dedicated to planting, growing, and harvesting sweet Georgia peaches. Their 2,500-acre farm is located in the heart of Peach County.
L. G. Herndon Jr. Farms
This family owned and operated business has grown a variety of produce for over 30 years. Their current crops include Vidalia® sweet onions, corn, leafy greens, and sweet potatoes. Herndon Farms originated under the inspiration of L. G. “Bo” Herndon Jr., who began his farming career with one tractor, a small piece of land, and a few hogs. Today, the farm is over 2,000 acres, and Bo’s nephew, wife, and daughter are also involved in the business. They strive to maintain a reputation of high quality and consistency.
Family owned Shuman Farms has grown sweet onions in the heart of the Vidalia® growing region in southeast Georgia for over 30 years. In 2002, John Shuman, president and CEO of Shuman Farms, founded Produce for Kids, an organization focused on raising money for charitable causes and educating families about eating fresh produce. Publix has raised $3.2 million for local families in need as a participating retailer with Produce for Kids.
Learn more about our local products, or find your state below to read about local farms.