The Lipman Story

From the Lipman family, to our extended family of associates, we are Good From The Ground Up® because our people are. It all starts with a world class team that makes excellence in all we do our sole focus.

Inspired to create growth that nourishes everyone

With 75+ years of family heritage, our business has changed, evolved, and grown in so many different ways, but one thing that’s remained is our emphasis on treating everyone like family. We believe that every part and person connected to our business must thrive together.

The Lipman Family Story

From humble beginnings, we have a rich history of finding innovative ways to put fresh, delicious produce on tables across the country.

  • 1930's

  • 1950's

  • 1994

  • 2007

  • 2011

  • 2012

  • 2012

  • 2014

  • 2018

  • 2018

  • 2022

  • 2024

  • 2024


Our family business began in New York City’s Washington Street Market where Ella and Max Lipman sold tomatoes to earn money for their family.


Ella and Max move to Florida to start growing and selling tomatoes commercially.


Lipman’s first Custom Pak facility opens in Immokalee, Florida, launching Lipman’s value-added repack operations.


Lipman expands their value-added solutions into Fresh-Cuts with the acquisition of Colace Co in New Jersey.


Rebrand from Six L’s Packing Co. to Lipman Family Farms.


Introducing The Crimson™ tomato – Lipman’s exclusive tomato variety.


Lipman solidifies its national distribution footprint with a stronghold in Texas (formerly Combs Produce).


Lipman expands its west coast distribution network with the acquisition of The Produce Exchange.


Lipman expands internationally, with the opening of its Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico facility.


Lipman acquires Huron Produce and the Suntastic brand based in Canada, expanding the product line to greenhouse-grown produce.


Lipman expands it’s greenhouse-growing network with the purchase of Farm 22, a 75-acre greenhouse in Jalisco, Mexico.


Lipman expands strategically through the acquisition of Northeast Produce.


Lipman opens a new fresh-cut facility in Florida, making it their seventh fresh-cut facility in North America.

Caring for the places we live and work

  • Our Farms
  • Our People
  • Our Community

Growing For Good

With a commitment to sustainability and being good stewards of the land, we’re proud of the work that goes into cultivating our crops.

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Your Produce People

Whatever your last name, we treat everyone like family at Lipman. Meet some of the people who make our company special.

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Giving Back

Giving back to the communities we work and live has always been important to us. See our latest efforts and learn how you can offer a helping hand!

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