Through our sustainable, independent agribusiness operation, we fulfill our promise to support friends and neighbors in their pursuit to live healthy lives
Oakes Farms is one of the largest independently owned agribusiness operations in South Florida. Headquartered in Collier County, Florida, Oakes Farms maintains a diversified portfolio of services that reach a global market and include farming, packing, shipping, retail markets and food service and seafood distribution.
Our business was founded on a promise to support friends and neighbors in their pursuit to live healthy lives. This has been – and continues to be – our motivation during every customer connection.
Meet Alfie Oakes
Alfie Oakes is an American farmer, businessman and politician. Born in Delaware City, Delaware and raised in Fort Myers, Florida, he is the founder of Oakes Farms, one of the largest independently owned agribusiness operations in South Florida. Headquartered in Collier County, Florida, Oakes Farms maintains a diversified portfolio of services that reach a global market, including farming, packing, shipping, processing, retail markets, food service and seafood distribution.
The Oakes Farms Family Story
The Oakes Farms story sprouted from tragedy in the 1930s when great-grandpa William Oakes lost his leg and ultimately died during a collision between a large boat and a bridge in St. Georges. State reparations for Ma Oakes and her children came in the form of a new house at the foot of a newly constructed replacement bridge.
But it was 11-year old Banny Oakes who stepped forward to support the family by selling produce at the foot of the bridge to travelers crossing it.
Where We Grow Our Produce
Oakes Farms owns and grows produce in Collier County and partners with many specialty farms located in Central Florida and up the East Coast of the United States. Here are just some of the areas we harvest from:
Immokalee / Naples Florida: Oakes farms grows just under 3,000 acres in this area and with Growing Partners features just under 4,000 acres in South Florida.
Moultrie / Lake Park Georgia: Oakes Farms has been working with Growers / Partners since 2015 and is continuing to expand the variety list offered out of this window for the Fall & Spring Crops.
Faison, North Carolina: Oakes Farms is partnered during this time slot and features Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Variety Peppers, Grape & Round Tomatoes.
Vineland, New Jersey: Oakes Farms is partnered with D'Ottavio Produce and started farming together in the Summer 2017 featuring Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Variety Peppers, and Specialty Eggplant.