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!
Florida Classic Growers
Florida Classic Growers provides our local Florida stores with the sweetest, juiciest peaches! Since 2009, this grower-owned co-operative has farmed beautifully fragrant, tree-ripened peaches, in addition to plump blueberries and other citrus fruit in Winter Haven, Florida. These high-quality peaches are picked and packed at their peak, so you and your family can bite into the freshest fruit of the season.
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.
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!
Noble CitrusLocated 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.
Brooks TropicalsLocated 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!
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.
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.
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.