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Farm-fresh Produce

Sprouts Farmers Market partners with local farmers across the country to bring goodness into each of our communities. Sourcing local produce from family-run farms allows us to offer you a variety of unique items every season. We strive to choose farms that promote healthy, clean farming practices in Florida to bring you and your family the best produce that’s full of goodness!

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Alderman Farms

Alderman Farms grows fresh, organic cucumbers, bell peppers, squash and leafy greens locally in Florida! With multiple locations throughout Florida, this family-owned farm is proud to bring all organic, non-GMO produce to the community for everyone to enjoy. Alderman Farms strives to grow farm-fresh produce in the most sustainable way possible by implementing techniques to nourish and protect the land, like introducing natural minerals and beneficial insects to protect their vegetables.

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Always Fresh Farms

Always Fresh Farms is a family-owned farm located in the heart of Central Florida. First generation Americans, Hilda and Fidel Castillo, took their love of harvesting strawberries on a small scale and grew their passion into more than 300 acres! This year-round farm has provided the local Florida community fresh, juicy berries since 2000 and strives to be a leader in quality and environmentally-friendly farming.

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Astin Strawberry Exchange, LLC.

Astin Farms has been bringing Florida fresh, juicy berries since 1923 and was established by Sam Astin Sr. The family’s original crops began with corn, pole beans and only a few rows of strawberries until they realized their passion and potential for these mighty red fruits. Years later in 1982, Sam’s great-grandson began managing the farm and decided to establish the Astin Strawberry Exchange in 2001 to focus solely on growing high-quality strawberries. Astin Farms now represents more than 1,200-acres of vibrant strawberry fields bringing in over 40 million pounds of fruit each season. Astin Farms is proud to operate its state-of-the-art facility while following non-GMO and sustainable farming practices.

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BBI Produce Inc.

BBI Produce was founded in 1990 and grows the freshest berries and melons in Dover, Florida! They are family owned and operated by two families, the Brown’s and the Young’s. In 1986, Ronnie Young and Marvin Brown purchased an 85-acre plot of land in Dover, Florida and began growing strawberries. After realizing their passion and success, they added additional acreage leading to today’s 600-acres. This expansion led them to where they are now and can pack, ship and grow strawberries, blackberries, watermelons and Athena melons to share with the great state of Florida.

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Brooks Tropicals

Located just north of the Florida Keys, Brooks Tropicals grows vibrant, creamy avocados on their family-owned farm! Founders Charlie Brooks and his son, Dick, began growing avocados in the early 1900’s and personally delivered them in refrigerated trucks to ensure they arrived as fresh as possible to each destination. Today, Brooks Tropicals grows premiere tropical produce for you and your family to enjoy!

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods

Duda Farms is a fourth-generation family farm known for high-quality, fresh produce while reducing its environmental footprint to meet stringent expectations set forth by its founders in the early 1900s. They’re proud to grow deliciously sweet corn, celery, radishes and leafy greens in Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Founder Andrew Duda had just 40 acres of land in 1926 where he grew crisp celery with a mission to turn his farm into the “American dream” for his family. Today, the farm has become a leading grower, shipper and processor of the freshest vegetables under their new brand, Dandy®.

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Green Circles Farm

Green Circles Farm has been growing the sweetest summer corn since 1975! This hands-on family farm is proud to have three generations managing all aspects of the business. From planting and harvesting, to hand packaging each product, you can feel confident that you’re receiving the sweetest, highest-quality corn. Green Circles Farm continues to grow with family and the future in mind by implementing sustainable farming practices with the use of solar panels for their storage facility. They also continue to find innovative solutions across the business. As of 2016, they have expanded their crops throughout Georgia and Florida to provide consumers with their favorite sweet corn year-round.

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Grimes Produce Company

Located in Plant City, Florida, Grimes Produce Company is home to some of Florida’s freshest strawberries! This local, family-owned farm started in 1975 on just five acres of land and now operates on a few thousand to meet the demand today. Hillsborough County is proudly referred to as the “Winter Strawberry Captial of the World”, producing the sweetest, juiciest berries from December to April for you and your family to enjoy.

H&A Farms farmers and land

H&A Farms

Located in Mount Dora, Florida, with multiple farming locations throughout the beautiful sunshine state of Florida, H&A Farms is a fourth-generation, family-owned farm growing mouthwatering blueberries and strawberries bursting with flavor. Committed to providing high-quality, premium items, H&A Farms uses earth-friendly farming practices like innovative irrigation systems, soil sensors to measure moisture and solar power to run their facilities.

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IMG Citrus

The best citrus is grown locally by IMG Citrus in Vero Beach, Florida! With over 11,000 acres of beautiful land, this family-owned farm is your one-stop shop to enjoy juicy oranges, red and white grapefruit and Navel oranges. As one of Florida’s largest citrus distributors, IMG Citrus and their brand, Happy Food, is committed to caring for the environment by implementing innovative, sustainable farming practices to bring you and your family the tastiest citrus around.

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J&C Tropicals

J&C Tropicals grows exotic, tropical fruit right here in Florida! Located in Homestead, Florida, this family-owned farm grows a variety of delectable, tropical fruit and root vegetables. J&C Tropicals is proud to bring the local Florida community a piece of their farming heritage with roots dating back to the 19th century in Cuba.

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Jim Rash Watermelons

Since their founding in 1983, Jim Rash has been delivering the freshest watermelons direct from their farms to our stores! Jim Rash goes above what’s expected because that’s just what makes sense. Their dedication to honesty and integrity guides them through extensive reviews, trainings and testing processes to ensure the best practice for all of their delicious produce. From the time their watermelons are planted, until the time they’re packed and shipped, you can be sure that the team at Jim Rash is growing juicy, nutritious watermelons. Growing watermelons isn’t just what they do, it’s who they are!

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Noble Citrus

Located in Winter Haven, Florida, Noble Citrus has been family owned and operated since 1927! Their family’s great grandfather began the legacy by growing Florida Tangerines, as he believed them to be the noblest of all the citrus–eventually leading to the name of their farm. With family at the heart of their organization, Noble Farms strives to ensure the quality and taste of the citrus you bring home from their 4,400-acre farm is unmatched. In addition to growing premium Florida tangerines, oranges and pummelos, the fourth-generation farmers have implemented sustainable farming practices to ensure eco-conscious processes.

Wish Family Farms

Wish Farms

Enjoy the freshest, juiciest berries grown locally in Central Florida! Wish Farms is a proud, family-owned and operated farm with a passion for bringing the local Florida community exceptional berry varieties for all to enjoy. Wish Farms was established in 1922 with a fleet of pushcarts by Harris Wishnatzki in New York. He eventually traveled to Florida to escape the harsh winters and knew he needed to relocate for his success. Today, Wish Farms is a fourth-generation, year-round grower for both conventional and organic blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries.