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PROFILES
SUSTAINABI LITY
 Jason Shiveler, Lipman Family Farms' assistant director of Florida farms, in a field of tomatoes.
 Ebilio Perez, a co-owner of Perez Brothers Farms in Hendersonville,
North Carolina, in a field of bell peppers. Perez Brothers is a partner
with a Lipman local effort that works with small growers to provide fair
returns and consistent supplies. Photos: Lipman Family Farms
 Elyse Lipman is Lipman Family Farms' chief strategy officer.
Supporting the future
LIPMAN FAMILY FARMS SEES SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH BREEDING, GROWING
By Doug Ohlemeier
Contributing Editor
Lipman Fami ly Farms includes
sustainability throughout its North
American production. Whi le the
Immokalee, Florida, family operation
has expanded from growing tomatoes into
other crops and processing operations, it
remains a grower at heart.
Lipman has grown from a small family
business to a large-scale grower that
thinks about the future by adapting with
new growing methods and technology.
It also creates partnerships with small
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and medium growers to provide locally
sourced produce.
From its humble beginnings as a tomato
buyer in New York to today's vertically
integrated network of services throughout
North America, the company operated by
fourth-generation owners possesses a long
history of employing inventive ways of
growing tomatoes and other vegetables.
" At Lipman, we're always looking for new
ways to improve our practices and bring
innovative solutions to our customers, "
said Elyse Lipman, chief strategy officer.
The Lipmans began growing tomatoes
in Florida in the 1950s. It gradually
added a full line of tomato varieties
and dry vegetables, including peppers,
cucumbers, squash, green beans and mini
sweet peppers. Lipman also incorporated
growing methods outside of field growing.
Tomato varieties include mature greens,
round reds, romas, grapes and cherries. In
recent years, Lipman introduced Crimson
tomato varieties, which maintain their
shape and bold red colors, offering the
taste of summer throughout the year.
Farming legacy
The seeds for Lipman's family business
vision were planted in the 1930s, when Max

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