By Clint Thompson
There’s still time for fruit and vegetable lovers in South Georgia to order their boxed produce from Lewis Taylor Farms.
There are still boxes available for purchase, according to the Lewis Taylor Farms Facebook page,
The boxes are $20 each and include sweet potatoes, cucumbers, bell pepper, onion, cantaloupe, green beans and collards. Boxes can be picked up on Wednesday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon or from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Quality Produce Packing shed on 217 TyTy Omega Road.
Order forms for next week’s boxed produce can be found here.
Bill Brim, a Tifton, Georgia fruit and vegetable farmer, was overwhelmed with the positive response his produce boxes generated last week. The co-owner of Lewis Taylor Farms said between 1,300 and 1,400 produce boxes were sold.
Like his brethren in Florida, Bill Brim’s farming operation has been impacted by the orders of self-quarantine amid the current coronavirus pandemic. The lack of a foodservice market led to a decrease in demand for fresh produce. This includes those grown at Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Georgia.
Brim decided to offer boxed fruit to consumers in the South Georgia area.
Lewis Taylor Farms grows more than 6,500 acres of produce each year.