Celebrating 21 years as a family run watermelon business.
We are an established "grower, packer, and shipper" providing our customers with excellent - dependable service and for the consumer quality watermelons
Our farms are in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Indiana & Delaware. We have over 2000 acres of watermelons - available from April to September
Seedless & Seeded watermelons.
Place packed by size in 24" or 36" bins. Use CHEP pallets or blond Grade A wood pallets.
Orders loaded FOB or shipped delivered.
Growers - support with the logistics of the sale and transport of watermelons , food safety guidance, complete documentation of harvested and sold product, prompt and fair compensation
Workers - support with a safe and respectful work environment, training to meet job requirements, fair compensation, and open communication
Transportation Providers - clear and complete communication to facilitate timely delivery of product, and prompt invoice payment
Retailers - open and complete communication, accurate and timely delivery of orders, compliance with food safety and quality standards
Vendors - clear and complete orders and timely payments of invoices
Consumers - availability to answer questions or concerns, provide quality watermelons to enjoy.
Atlantic Produce Growers LLC - Located Vero Beach, FL - 400 acres. Anticipated harvest early April through May
Langford-Reed Farms - Located Newberry / Trenton, FL 150 acres. Anticipated harvest late May through June
Pond-O-Gold, Farmers Choice Melons, Thomas Sumner Farms, J&R Baker Produce - Omega, GA - 425 acres. Anticipated harvest June 5 through mid-July.
Smith Quality Produce. Wray, GA. 225 acres. Anticipated harvest June 15 through mid-July
Moore & Moore Farms - Hornersville, MO - 350 acres. Anticipated harvest July 1 through mid-August.
Atlantic Produce Exchange LLC - Oaktown, IN. - 200 acres. Anticipated harvest mid-July to early September.
GC Farms & Lakeside Farms Laurel, DE.- 250 acres. Anticipated harvest mid-July to early September.
"The name says it all"
Vero Beach - Atlantic Produce Growers / Indian River Exchange Packers
Trenton / Newberry - Langford-Reed Farms & Jackie Langford Farms
Omega - Pond-O-Gold / Farmers Choice Melons & Thomas Sumner Farms
Wray - Smith Quality Produce
Hornersville - Moore & Moore Farms
Oaktown- Atlantic Produce Exchange LLC
Laurel - GC Farms & Lakeside Farms
A two-cup serving of watermelon contains excellent levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, and also serves as a valuable source of potassium.
At 92% water, watermelon delivers needed fluids and nutrients to the body, including lycopene - which as been studied for its potential role in reducing risk of heart disease, various cancers and protection to skin from harmful UV rays - and citrulline - which can help maintain blood flow with the heart and cardiovascular function.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), you should wash all fruits and vegetables, including all melons, in clean, running water before eating them. If you purchase a cut piece of watermelon, rinse the rind portion with fresh water. Don't forget to dry too! This is true of all fruits and vegetables, rinds or not.
We are dedicated to following the most current GFSI standards in all farms, harvest crews and packing houses. We support and work with our our Growers and facilities to ensure up-to-date practices are in place and followed.
All farms and facilities use the latest GFSI standards and guidelines. Trained staff perform and continuous monitor adherence to those standards. Annually, each farm and facility are third-party audited using a fully recognized audit scheme covering the Food Safety Management System, Good Agricultural Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.
2017-2018 PrimusGFS audits for farms and facilities available below.
PrimusGFS audits for 2018-2019 are underway and those completed are listed below.
Check out this great video from Hornersville, Missouri
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4198 Four Oaks, Tallahassee, FL 32311, US