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C&B Farms

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Employer Introduction

Chuck Obern founded C & B Farms, Inc. (C & B) in 1986, and runs it today with his son, Charles, nicknamed "Boots". C & B consists of farms located in Clewiston, FL and Cape Charles, VA. C & B grows a wide array of specialty vegetables and herbs both conventionally and organically. The recent addition of the VA farm gives C & B’s customers year-round options.

Chuck's interest in growing things started after his first semester of college at American University in Washington, D.C. That summer he started working at a nursery, where the plants piqued his curiosity. "I was raised in a very liberal family," explains Chuck. "My father instilled that it wasn't so important what my grades were, but that I explored my own curiosity and ambition".

Today C & B produces over 70 different vegetables and herbs. Chuck has implemented an on-site composting operation where he transforms yard waste into a soil amendment that improves Florida's naturally weak soil, allowing better water and nutrient retention.

The staple of C & B's business remains in specialty produce. Popular items include Organic Green Beans, many varieties of Eggplant, Conventional and Organic Herbs, Baby Bok Choy, Cabbage (Green, Red, Flat, etc), as well as an assortment of peppers, greens, squash, and many others..

C & B is focused on safe, healthy and sustainable food, allowing Chuck to establish a longstanding reputation in the produce industry. His ongoing dedication to quality foods is carrying the company into the future. C & B grows for retail, wholesale and foodservice and is always asking….”what can we grow for you?”