OAKES FARMS

ABOUT

The Oakes Farms produce stand tradition continued for decades under grandpa Oakes’ watchful eye
until his son Frank relocated operations to East Ft. Myers in 1976. Frank and his children ran the new
produce stand for 10 years before relocating to Naples where Frank opened several open-air produce
markets around Collier County.
Fascinated by the character of farmers he’d met as a child, Frank’s teenage son Alfie opened a wholesale
produce business in Immokalee, and began farming in Charlotte County until a debilitating frost
destroyed his crops in 1989.
Young and ambitious, Alfie traveled to Honduras where he established connections with local farmers
and brokered a deal to import tomatoes to Florida. Over the next eight years, Alfie traveled around the
country brokering deals for farmers. During that time he also expanded his wholesale business in
Immokalee and began to farm again.
As the head of the family and business, Alfie is committed to keeping his father’s spirit alive and intends
to innovate and diversify the company’s services based on the needs of its discerning wholesale
partners, the growing food service industry and its ever-loyal retail and restaurant clients.
In 2014, Oakes Farms added aquaponics farming of shrimp and tilapia to its menu of services. A year
later, the farm began to raise chickens in order to harvest eggs for sale through its retail stores.


OAKES FARMS

925 NEW HARVEST ROAD
IMMOKALEE, FL
34142

PRODUCTS

DESCRIPTION QUANTITY
PEPPER SHISHITO
HALF BUS.
03019
PEPPER GREEN
1 1/9 BU
02988
ZUCCHINI GREEN
HALF BUS.
03546
EGGPLANT
18 CT
02478