Southeast Alabama's Aplin Farms turns focus to retail markets

Hollis, Paul
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/28/2013, p6
The article highlights the decision of Aplin Farms to focus on retail markets. The farm has been growing vegetables in southeast Alabama since 1952 and its survival depended on its constant willingness to change. John Aplin shared they discovered retail in the late 1980s - early 1990s and immediately begun downsizing their operations as well as making necessary changes. He added that by downsizing, they were able to see increased yield as well as diversifying and maximizing their efficiency.


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