Have you ever wondered how the pepper you buy at the supermarket makes its way to your table?
Bob Readding is the field operations manager with Dandrea Produce and has been in the agriculture business for over 50 years. He’s referred to as the “godfather of produce.” Even from the car he can tell you if the fruits and vegetables in the fields were good quality.
“This is the most densely populated state in the country, yet you’ll see how much open acreage we have,” he said.
It all starts in the greenhouse where the pepper seeds grow from February until April. From the greenhouse, the peppers get planted until they’re ready to be picked in July.
“It would look like that, you’d plant it about like that, then it just grows, grows, grows,” said owner of Cassaday Farms, George Cassaday.