Farming

Hurricane Matthew Spares Oakes Farms

Oakes Farms predicts a bountiful fall growing season despite the recent destruction caused by hurricane Matthew on the east coast of Florida. According to Alfie Oakes, Founder and CEO of Oakes Farms, the fields have recently experienced slightly more rain than usual for this time...

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Hot Pepper Acreage Expands

Just three years ago Oakes Farms began growing the chili pepper commodity on nine acres of land. Today Oakes Farms has close to 600 acres dedicated to this commodity between farms located in Florida and Georgia. Click here to read more....

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Oakes Farms Partners With Georgia Grower

Oakes Farms continues to grow in an effort to expand its already wide product line. Oakes also hopes to increase the number of commodities that can be grown year-round. Its most recent partnership with Tucker Family Farms in Tifton, Georgia will allow Oaks Farms to...

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Oakes GPS Division Adds Squash Partnership

Oakes Farms Grower Packer Shipper division has partnered with Bar 4J Ranch, formerly SA Flint Farms, in Arcadia, Florida to provide hard squashes to its line of produce. The partnership adds 180 acres of hard squashes. According Oakes VP Steve Veneziano, “Beginning in the fall,...

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Oakes Lobbies for Improved Grades & Standards

Steve Veneziano, vice president of sales and operations for Oakes Farms’ Grower Packer Shipper division, is lobbying the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Division to establish a USDA Grade and Delivery standard for chili peppers, stating that it will benefit the industry at large....

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