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SUSTAINABI LITY
Lipman, a European Jewish immigrant,
visited produce purveyors and discovered a
tomato stand in the Washington Market in
Lower Manhattan, where the World Trade
Center buildings would later be erected.
In the early 1940s, Max and his wife,
Ella, relocated to Florida where he planned
to open a small vegetable wholesaling
business. In 1950, Max bought land near
Immokalee to begin growing and selling
tomatoes commercially. Six L's Packing
Co. was named for Max's three sons and
three sons-in-law who partnered in the
business with him.
Since then, Lipman has entered new
areas of business, including repacking,
distribution and fresh-cut processing. In
2011, Bill Lipman, the last of the original
company founders, died. That year the
company changed its name from Six L's
to Lipman Family Farms.
During the past decade, the Lipman
Local program has expanded acreage and
increased supply. The program provides
East Coast growers, including from New
 Since Lipman Family Farms began growing tomatoes in Florida in the 1950s, it has expanded to other vegetables,
including peppers, cucumbers, squash, green beans and mini sweet peppers.
Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina and
South Carolina, plus California, with
fair returns, Lipman said.
" Locally sourced produce is becoming
more important, and demand is predicted
to continue, " she said. " Lipman's vast
national distribution network enables
local growers to sustainably reach
communities, reduce food waste and
minimize cross-country shipping impacts.
PROFILES
We Specialize in Design, Engineering, and Custom
Equipment Fabrication for the Produce Processing Industry
Successfully serving the
fresh-cut industry
since 1982
* New Facility Design
* Repack and Splits Lines
* 2oz. Pack Lines for Schools
* Continuous Improvement Programs
* Custom Equipment Fabrication
* Conveyors, tote carts
* Grab and Go Lines
Brian Hill
(847) 922-8671
bhill@palconsystems.com
www.palconsystems.com
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