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WP Rawl Expands Growing Capacity in Flagler County

BY: Jen Velasquez | DATE: November 03, 2014
Email: jen@goldensunmarketing.com

WP Rawl Expands Growing Capacity in Flagler County

 

Pelion, S.C.; November 3, 2014- WP Rawl, grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens and various other vegetables, announced this week that they have started expansion of their growing operations in Bunnell, Fla.

The acreage of the Florida operation will be doubling this season. Plants are in the ground now and will be ready to harvest in December. Crops will include conventional collard, kale, cilantro, parsley, beets, mustard, turnip and organic kale. Staffing for the operations will increase by 50 percent.

"We are looking forward to having an increased supply to keep up with the demand for our products," remarked Ashley Rawl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for WP Rawl. "The Florida growing operation has been an important part of supporting our customers with a steady supply of product throughout the winter and early spring."

For over 20 years, WP Rawl has had a presence in Florida agriculture. In addition to the crops, the Florida operation includes a facility with a refrigerated storage facility and loading docks, as well as an ice production system within the building. The packing house and fields are all Primus GFS certified.  Similar facilities are in place in WP Rawl's headquarters in Pelion, SC.

About WP Rawl

Dating back to 1925, WP Rawl is a third generation family farm which has grown to become a grower/shipper/processor, specializing in year round bulk and value-added leafy greens and vegetables in the Rawl®, Nature's Greens®, Palmetto Gardens® and Versatile Veggies® brands. In 2015, the company will celebrate its 90th anniversary.

 
 
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