The Green family has farmed the land surrounding spring fed Lake Florence for 4 generations. Citrus was king and the Green groves produced oranges, tangerines and grapefruit for over a century until the back to back freezes of 1983 and 1985 laid permanent waste to the fruit and trees.
The real-life uncle to ten nieces and nephews, Matt McLean ventured into the organic juice business in 1999 with a passion for healthy living as well as a long family history of growing citrus in Florida.
Donald & Michelle Padgett have been married for 29 years.They both come from agricultural/Florida cracker families and both grew up on ranches. Donald has farmed a long list of vegetables, bailed hay, and managed cattle but the citrus industry is what has consumed most of his time for the past few decades.
The Dakin family dairy businesses all started with Romanus (Pete)Dakin, born in Livermore, ME in 1926. After serving three years in the Navy, Pete started a dairy in Livermore, ME in 1948, where he milked 16 cows.
Just north of Tampa, FL, only an hour drive from some of the stateís largest growers, sits a 10-acre parcel of land known s Cahaba Club Herbal Outpost.
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