Our farm is really about family for me; this farm gave me the opportunity to work with my dad and pass on his legacy, to raise my kids with the values I was raised with – to love the land and be good stewards of what we have been blessed with. I also love that I can bring my kids to work with me. That’s a unique opportunity you don’t have in every work environment.
We have 600 acres where we grow fresh market tomatoes to ship all over the Eastern United States, Puerto Rico, and to cruise lines. We package, on average, 900,000 25-pound boxes of tomatoes a year. It is very labor intensive; we hire 230 folks seasonally to plant, maintain, harvest, and get ready for the next season. But while it is very hard and long hours, it teaches responsibility and how to think on your feet, and we are able to provide a high-quality fresh food product to consumers.