… BBB Rating and Accreditation information may be delayed up to a week. Pacific Tomato Growers will continue the sale on Saturday, April 4 and then next week until all the tomatoes are sold. "It's not an option for us. But the market has collapsed, turning a dream season into a nightmare. Our job is to figure out a way to keep working together. Rehabilitation Management System Sacramento California, Waterford Street Family Medicine Wakarusa Indiana, Cardiovascular Diagnostic Center West Monroe Louisiana. No county in Florida grows more tomatoes than Manatee. Pacific Tomato Growers Packing House in Palmetto has become a 'drive up and go' operation. CORONAVIRUS IN FLORIDA: What you need to know, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. "For retailers within a couple of miles of my farms and packing facilities to have 70% of the tomatoes on their shelves be imported tomatoes while we are throwing away these beautiful tomatoes in the field is awfully painful," said Esformes. Since 1992, Pacific AgPak has provided industry-leading packing supplies to tomato growers, distributors, and retailers. We offer a variety of sizes to accommodate your storage and transportation needs. "Every box that we can sell means that we can keep people working during this crisis... People are showing up because of the value, but [also] as they start to understand what we are trying to do," said Esformes. They're actually taking a loss of nearly $20,000 per trailer load. Pacific Tomato Growers Packing House in Palmetto has become a 'drive up and go' operation. Please go and buy your tomatoes from them, lend a hand in this time of crisis, Please Thank Them for the sacrifice they are making! We offer 24/7 sales support to serve you better. What a Blessing this company is to our community! On June 15, the grower-shipper of vegetables took possession of the dormant Pacific Collier Fresh Co., packing operation that closed in 2011. The group operates various companies, including Pacific Triple E Produce, SUNRIPE Pre-Pak, Pacific Collier Fresh, Kaliroy Pacific and Heller Brothers Packaging. General Info Located in Palmetto, Fla., Pacific Tomato Growers is a part of SUNRIPE Produce. YP, the YP logo and all other YP marks contained herein are trademarks of YP LLC and/or YP affiliated companies. How they are sacrificing their profits for a chance to keep their employees working, their crops are being sold for just a fraction of what they are worth! RELATED: City of St. Petersburg offers financial assistance to small businesses, employees. It is companies like this that we as a family of believers in God and His Word that should be helping, This company in their efforts to do the right thing should be remembered when this crisis is over! Please contact the business for updated hours/services due to the COVID-19 advisory. "We need to provide them with work, we need them to earn money so they can pay their bills," said CEO Jon Esformes. Agents will answer questions around the clock. Restaurants have cut back their orders. 1-3, p. 15 of 24. But it's money needed to keep employees working. On July 1, 2005, Pacific Tomato Growers, ... ($3,236,625) in lieu of and attributable to the use and depreciation of the packing house, packing machinery, and other farm machinery and equipment on the Farmland, the Mesh-House and its improvements[.]" Motion to Vacate, JVA, Doc. Pacific Tomato Growers is located at 503 10th St W, Palmetto, Florida, 34221. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. Each dollar made doesn't represent a profit. For superior produce packaging in California and the Pacific Midwest, reach out to us. It provides several products, such as citrus fruits, cucumbers, peppers and squash. 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They're selling 25 pounds of tomatoes for $5 a box. Each dollar that exchanges hands gives hope they'll be able to take this challenge on. We are all family," he said. Blessings to you all Rev Dr Bruce McCabe - Heart For The Lost Ministries, Lakeland FL. Questions may also be emailed to covid-19@flhealth.gov. Tomato farmers have faced hurricanes, unfair competition, and trade agreements from foreign countries. Email responses will be sent during call center hours. PALMETTO, Fla. - ***UPDATE: Due to the rush on sales, Pacific Tomato Growers Packing House will only be open until 1pm today.***.