Address: 9905 Clint Moore Rd., Boca Raton FL 33496 / (561) 482-1111
About Us / Thomas Produce Co. History: Info from their website: Thomas Produce Company has been a family owned and operated farm since 1958. Offering a wide variety of fresh produce to our customers, Thomas Produce is well-known as the largest vegetable-growing operation in the state of Florida, with 13,000 acres in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Hendry counties.The most flavorful, nutritious food, grown in harmony with nature—that's what you can expect from Thomas Produce. Our mission is to grow delicious food in a way that respects the complex and subtle balance of our eco-systems.We offer a full line of the finest quality vegetables nearly year round. The Thomas operation produces 10 million boxes of tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans and cucumbers. Our inspiration and our responsibility is to provide healthy food and a healthy future for our children and for many generations to come.John Thomas, Sr., company founder, said in a recent interview that farming is his life and was born into it. As an infant, he was out in the fields with his parents, even if he couldn't pick:"My mother put me in a bushel basket," Thomas says. That was in New York, outside Buffalo, where in 1900 or so his father, Angelo, dynamited stumps to clear the land to grow beans and other vegetables. By the 1930s, the family was growing crops for canning: beans, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, raspberries and strawberries. During World War II, John Thomas' role as a food producer was so vital to the country that the government exempted him from military service. After the war, the industry in New York began to change, with vegetable growing for canning moving to other states.Thomas had his eyes on Florida, where he believed the fresh winter vegetable market could be a good one. By the late 1950's, Thomas had his first crop of beans, squash and bell peppers on 800 acres in southern Palm Beach County. Today, Mr. Thomas is joined by his seven children and hundreds of dedicated employees in providing quality grown vegetables to our customers who want to be sure that they are getting the freshest produce available.