A farmer once said, “What you see depends on how you view the world.” To most people, this is just dirt. To a farmer, it has great potential.
Pacific Company Farmland - or as the locals call it, Pacific Tomato - is 3,211 total acres of highly-productive farmland, located just minutes from Myakka City in Manatee County, Florida.
As the name would imply, this land was formerly a large tomato operation and is currently leased for agronomic crops.
Of the total 3,211 acres, 87% of the acres are uplands (42% are irrigated cropland, 45% are non-irrigated
uplands) and 13% are wetlands.
The fertile soil make-up is predominately Myakka fine sand with Waveland, Cassia, and Floridana fine sands plentiful in the spectrum of soils. When you add to this mix Florida’s great weather, including plenty of sunshine and adequate rain, it’s evident that Pacific Tomato is prime Florida agricultural land.
This area of Florida averages over 46 inches of rainfall each year. The acreage of Pacific Tomato has 14 permitted wells delivering enough water to meet the volume needs of an agricultural operation. Presently there are 10 active wells, ranging in size from 16” to 4,” along with 4 capped wells.