Sweet Green

In my never-ending search of Florida “green” companies, I bring to your attention Florida Crystals in Palm Beach County.

Florida Crystals is the “first certified organic sugar producer in the USA.” This organic product is produced using the most stringent standards in the world, ensured by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Additionally, Florida Crystal’s products are produced at a renewable energy that provides clean energy that powers not only sugar operations, but also tens of thousands of local homes.

From their website,

“The origins of Florida Crystals trace back five generations, when the Fanjul family began sugar farming and production in Cuba in the 1850s.  After the communist takeover of Cuba, Alfonso Fanjul led the effort to reestablish the business in the rich and fertile soils of South Florida in 1960.  Throughout the following decades, under the leadership of Alfonso “Alfy” Fanjul and Jose “Pepe” Fanjul, the company has grown to be one of the largest, most innovative and successful agriculture companies in the world.”

“Florida Crystals is a leading sugar producer and the United States’ first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from the field to the table.  In Palm Beach County, Florida Crystals owns 155,000 acres of land, two sugar mills, a sugar refinery, a rice mill, a packaging and distribution center, and a renewable energy facility.”

Pretty sweet!


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