WP Rawl Expands Growing Capacity in Flagler County
WP Rawl Expands Growing Capacity in
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
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.