Growers We Dig

Florida’s Jeffery & Ginger Pittman

Jeffery Pittman is a fifth-generation farmer; the fourth generation on the land he currently farms in Bascom, Florida. Due to his father’s illness, Jeffery began farming full-time just out of high school and bought out his Dad’s interest seven years later in 1996. Since then, he’s grown from 350 acres to about 3,000 acres. Irrigation is the name of the [...]


Alabama’s Jay & Rosemary Corte

Fourth generation peanut grower Jay Corte farms his family’s land in Daphne, Alabama. Much like many of his southeastern neighbors, farming is a family business and the Corte’s roots date back to Jay’s great-grandfather in 1890. In 1998, Jay and his wife Rosemary decided to shift their focus to peanuts, initially planting a five-acre crop. “Peanuts mature underground, so the [...]