“To develop the best Team in the industry, create Solutions for our customers and position ourselves to capitalize on Growth opportunities”
The seed has been planted...
In 1961, south of Miami, Florida, Jose Costa, Sr. purchased his first 30 acres to farm vine-ripe tomatoes during the winter months. As he searched for a summer crop option, Jose entertained a very unique idea: growing Calamondin oranges. Little did Jose know that this exotic citrus from China and the Philippines would provide a novel summer crop.
Within a short time, operations expanded and demand steadily increased. In 1973, Costa Farms purchased property in the Dominican Republic to grow young plant material. This investment in quality control underlined Costa Farms' dedication to high-grade products and dependable supply -- right from the beginning.
Success in the Indoor Houseplant Division led to the continued expansion of operations over the next two decades. By the time that the Bedding Plant Division was added to the Costa Farms' lineup, the company had attracted the biggest retailers on both regional and national levels.
Today, Costa Farms is a third generation, family owned business that globally stretches over 4,200 acres and employs 2,800 people. Along with thriving indoor houseplant, bedding-plant, and perennial-plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and transportation companies as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and Far East.