Serving Quality for Five Generations
A brief history of Liuzza Farms
Liuzza Produce Farm is owned and operated by Anthony and Lucinda Liuzza, their two sons, Joey and Kevin and Kevin’s wife, Elizabeth. Anthony is a fourth generation farmer who continues to farm some of the same ground his great grandfather farmed years ago. Anthony joined his father in the produce business shortly after graduating from high school in 1975. The partnership was incorporated in 1980. Kevin, a fifth generation farmer and the farm manager, began his career during high school with sixty acres of his grandfather’s land. Anthony has seen the business grow from a small family farm into a corporation that utilizes over 400 acres of land to produce more than 500,000 packages of fresh produce annually
Starting small ... Joe Liuzza truck farming business.
Joe Liuzza started with a small truck farming business. He worked the land to develop a strawberry field. He began selling his produce to local retailers.
A son goes to work ...
Joe’s son, Anthony Liuzza grew up working in the strawberry fields and after high school he formally joined his father's family business. Winn Dixie and Flemming’s Foods became customers during this time. The business was incorporated in 1980 and a relationship with Associated Grocers and Wal-Mart followed. It was 1997 when Wal-Mart first contacted Liuzza Farm about becoming a supplier as the giant chain put its first SuperStore in the Hammond area.
A grandson grows the family business …
As a fifth generation farmer, Kevin began working on his
grandfather’s farm in 2002. Just five years later in 2007, he created Kevin Liuzza Farm, LLC. Kevin now farms sixty-three acres of land in Tickfaw and forty acres in Amite, and is also the manager of Liuzza Produce Farm, Inc.
Two million strong and still growing …
Today we raise two million strawberry plants selling over one hundred acres of fresh strawberries to stores and stands all over Louisiana. We also assist other local growers in the area by selling their strawberries.
Since the early days of working with smallest retail vendor we have understood the need to put our customers first. As the owners of three retail produce stores in Hammond and Ponchatoula, we understand the special needs of the retailer and we are committed to serving all our customers with quality and a listening ear.
Serving quality to retailers of all sizes ...
Liuzza Produce Farm began serving Wal-Mart in 1996 producing strawberry plants on approximately 20 acres of land. Since that time, the farm has grown in size to 100 acres of strawberry plants. We have increased production annually and will continue to grow for years to come by doing whatever it takes to provide the South with the sweetest, juiciest strawberries possible.