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Seed to Table Market Set to Open Nov 2017

In response to resident inquiries, Alfie Oakes, founder and CEO of Naples-based Oakes Farms, said, “There’s still a lot to be done, but it’s coming for sure!  I’m real optimistic that we’ll make our Nov. 6, 2017 date. It seems like it’s far away, but...

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Oakes Farms Market Hosts Trailblazer Academy

As reported in a Naples Daily News article, Oakes Farms Market will serve as a training site for the Trailblazer Academy; a vocational training and life skills program for people ages 18 to 35 with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Dan St.Martin, an Oakes Frams Market...

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Oakes Farms doubles acreage, increases hot peppers

Oakes Farms Inc., has doubled overall acreage, is expanding its specialty pepper program and has a new display-ready retail pack. Last season, the grower-shipper grew 900 acres of bell peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant and other vegetables. This year, it plans to harvest from 1,800 acres.   Click...

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Oakes Farms Expands Acreage, Cooling

IMMOKALEE, FL — With new acreage, Oakes Farms Inc., is expanding its presence in south Florida’s fall, winter and spring vegetable deals. The growing and shipping part of the south Florida retail and distributing operation is also enlarging its cooling capacities. After a long absence, the Naples-based...

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Oakes Farms buys Pacific Collier Fresh Packinghouse

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Oakes Farms Inc. is expanding packing operations by purchasing a longtime Immokalee packinghouse. On June 15, the grower-shipper of vegetables took possession of the dormant Pacific Collier Fresh Co., packing operation that closed in 2011. The building adds 70,000 square feet of capacity and...

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