For over 85 years, Publix has partnered with local growers. That’s not only because we like the idea of farm-fresh, close-to-home food—but also because we like to do business with our neighbors and support the communities where we have stores.
We’ve developed trusting, long-standing relationships with the farmers closest to our stores. We’re familiar with their practices and produce, having visited their farms countless times. And we work together to get ripe, just-picked produce fresh from the fields to our nearby stores—ensuring that when you bite into a Florida strawberry or a Georgia peach, it’ll taste as fresh as if you’d picked it yourself.
Of course, not every piece of produce can be locally sourced. For example, the cool Northwest climate produces just the right temperatures and conditions to bring out the best in Rainier cherries—so that’s where we go to get them.
But when we can get wonderful fruits and vegetables right in the states where we operate, you can bet that’s exactly what we do. All things being equal, closer is better, and local is best.
To learn more about our other local products, click here.
See what’s growing on in the Sunshine State (where Publix began).
Check out the harvest that comes to Publix from North and South Carolina.
Get a taste of what the Yellowhammer State brings to the table.
Take a look at what we get from the Peach State in addition to peaches.
Discover how the Volunteer State produces much more than music.
Old Dominion yields many different crops, including ever-popular staples such as potatoes, apples, and herbs.