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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 growers. See some from your state by selecting it below.

Brooks Tropicals

Homestead, Florida

In the early 1900s, Charlie Brooks and his son Dick started growing avocados, grapefruit, limes, and mangos in the subtropical climate just south of Miami. In 1928, Dick rode to New York City inside a refrigerated truck filled with Florida avocados to make sure the fruit would arrive fresh. That journey opened up new markets for the farm. In the 1960s, Pal Brooks followed his father into the farming business. Today, he and his experienced team oversee operations that grow premium tropical fruits in Florida.

Silver Vase Orchids

Homestead, Florida

Founded by Andrew and Ilma Bartha in 1988, Silver Vase has grown from a tiny South Florida shade house into a second-generation family business that produces more than seven million premier-quality plants each year. Silver Vase is focused on forward thinking and responsible production practices.

Indian Hills Produce

Immokalee, Florida

In 1968, Bruce Corbitt was a 16-year-old sophomore student at Immokalee High School. It was there that he grew his first crop of cucumbers as part of the school’s agriculture program. This was just the beginning of a passion that would become his career. As he became more established, he and his brothers, Jason and Steve, branched out and began growing other commodities. Today, the Corbitt family has been immersed in the agriculture industry for more than fifty years, and they supply Publix with delicious watermelons and pumpkins. Jason’s son Andy, Steve’s son Cory, and now Andy’s 23-year-old son Wyatt carry on the family tradition of farming as well.

Learn more about our local products, or find your state below to read about local farms.