Oakes Farms

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Roots of Success

Putting in 70-plus-hour weeks has propelled CEO Alfie Oakes to top $200 million in his produce, food service and distribution, packing, shipping and retail operations. In five years, he’s gone from growing 50 acres and packing 90,000 cases of produce to 4,000 acres and 5.5...

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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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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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