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With its varied geographical influences and overall mild climate, Virginia yields many types of produce, including zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, beans, cabbage, collards, lettuce, and herbs. The growing season varies and typically lasts from June through August. Here are some of our valued partners in this commonwealth.

Kirby Farms

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.

Shenandoah Growers

Shenandoah Growers was founded in 1989. At that time, the business comprised a single family-owned herb farm nestled in Virginia’s verdant Shenandoah Valley. Today, they’re one of the leading providers of fresh herbs in the United States. But they haven’t forgotten their roots—they still bring plenty of flavor to their local communities!

Shenandoah Growers is headquartered in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and operates growing facilities in both Virginia and Georgia. They are dedicated to their partnership with Publix and take pride in ensuring a superior experience with their products.

Fresh2o Growers

This family-owned business typically produces over 6 million heads of certified organic lettuces per year. They have installed over 4 million square feet of greenhouse and have developed a proprietary hydroponic lettuce system. They grow year-round with the aid of water-growing and greenhouse technologies, and strive to offer the best-quality produce to the local market.

See our sourcing philosophy to understand where Publix gets its produce—and why.