Collier County Agriculture Tour

Oakes Farms: kale and Swiss chard, organically grown.
Oakes Farms: kale and Swiss chard, organically grown.
Yellow bell peppers at Oakes Farms.
Yellow bell peppers at Oakes Farms.
Lunch at ITEC in Immokalee, served by their culinary class.
Lunch at ITEC in Immokalee, served by their culinary class.
American Farms, Naples
Far right: Alex Salazar (grower and co-owner) of American Farms, Naples describes how they grow 77 acres of bedding plants.

Four busloads of people spent a day looking “beyond the beaches” in Collier County on Wednesday, March 19. After American Farms we went to Oakes Farms, an organic vegetable and fish producer, Lipman Company, the largest tomato packing plant in Immokalee, Silver Strand citrus grovesĀ and the farmers market.

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