Florida orange juice is famous for its delicious taste and healthy benefits. Our Southern Gardens Citrus subsidiary is a leading producer of the premium, not-from-concentrate (NFC) orange juice that Americans enjoy so much. And when Floridians are enjoying sweet corn, there’s a good chance we grew it. Half of the Florida sweet corn crop is grown on our farms.
U.S. Sugar produces half of Florida’s sweet corn crop. Our “Fresh from Florida’’ corn is sold locally. The region’s vegetables provide the majority of the East Coast’s produce supply during the winter.
Southern Gardens Citrus is replanting and researching fruit trees for the future. Our talented team of horticulturalists, research scientists, and lab technicians work hard to produce the healthiest oranges from thriving trees. Our scientists collaborate with leading research universities and government agencies to find solutions to citrus greening and canker – diseases that threaten our groves and citrus around the world.
U.S. Sugar is restoring Engine No. 148, a steam locomotive used in the 1950s to haul sugarcane from the fields to the mill. U.S. Sugar re-acquired the steam engine from a private owner in December 2016, and the company’s mechanics are restoring the retired Florida East Coast engine. Eventually, U.S. Sugar hopes to make the engine operational and add vintage passenger cars for public train rides.