Homegrown in the
Everglades Agricultural Area



  • The EAA leads Florida in production of lettuce and is 2nd in the nation.
  • Iceberg lettuce is the most popular variety of lettuce in the country.
  • Americans consume 30 pounds of lettuce per person each year.


  • The EAA is Florida’s top producer of celery.
  • EAA growers produce roughly 20% of the nation’s celery.


  • The EAA is the nation’s top producer of radishes.
  • Radish grows quickly and radish can be harvested 3 to 6 weeks after planting.

Green Beans

  • Green beans take 45 to 60 days from planting to harvesting.
  • Green bean is a rich source of vitamins of the B group, vitamins C and K, and minerals.

Sweet Corn

  • The EAA is the nation’s producer of sweet corn.
  • Florida farmers produce about 1 billion ears of sweet corn annually, enough for almost every person in Florida to have an ear weekly!


  • Flooding the fields to grow rice is a beneficial method of soil conservation.
  • Americans consume 20 pounds of rice per person per year.
  • The EAA is Florida’s top producer of rice.