Chuck Obern founded C & B Farms, Inc. in 1986, and runs it today with his son: Charles, aka Boots.
C & B Farms consists of farms located in Clewiston, Florida and Cape Charles, Virginia. C & B Farms grows a wide array of specialty vegetables and herbs both conventionally and organically, and the recent addition of the Virginia farm gives C & B’s customers “year-round options”.
Chuck’s passion and 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.”
So Chuck started to explore.
C & B Farms recognizes the importance of minimizing our carbon footprint so that meeting the food needs of future generations is not compromised. We embrace sustainable agriculture, take it very seriously, and believe there are always opportunities for improvement.
“Committed to Food Safety” is not just a catch phrase to C & B Farms, it’s our highest priority. We understand and value the importance of providing safe quality products, and that is why we maintain strict control over all aspects of our produce distribution operation, from growing, harvesting, processing, packing, and shipping. We don’t just attempt to meet industry standards, we strive to exceed them.
We are passionate and deeply invested in growing the freshest herb and vegetables possible in North America. Our conventional and organic product line features over forty items. We are able to pack for retail, wholesale, food service, custom and private labels and we ship via truck and air freight all over the United States and into Canada.