Our Story

Great Grandfather, James M. Brown

About Us

Rooted in a deep love for our community, we are committed to serving Central Florida and beyond by offering our legacy, expertise, quality produce, and farmland to our cherished customers and visitors. With three generations of experience behind us, Brown & Brown Farms is a leader in our industry, a staple in our community, and a can’t-miss destination for you and your family.

Through hosting unique community events, selling fresh produce & locally sourced products, and supplying certified grass seed, it is our mission to offer families and individuals opportunities to invest in their community, buy local, and love where they live.

Our History

The Browns have been a farming family for generations. Our predecessors moved to Miami from Kentucky and in 1915, after deciding they didn’t prefer Miami, they decided to return to Kentucky. By chance, the train that was taking them home broke down in Oxford, FL and the family has been here ever since.

They founded a small general store in Wildwood back in the 1930s, before beginning their farm in 1955 on 93 acres of land. Larry grew up working alongside his father taking care of the fields in Sumter County, Florida. His business saw tremendous growth and Brown and Brown Farms expanded into grass seed production and now grows, harvests, processes, and packages many of the seeds we sell.

Brown and Brown Farms has now expanded to over 1,600 acres with satellite farms in Jackson County, Florida, and Houston County, Alabama. Our main offices are still located where the family roots run deep – on the Sumter/Marion county line in beautiful, sunny Central Florida.

Original Wildwood General Store

Alisha Brown with Dad

The Future of Brown & Brown Farms

Nowadays, Brown and Brown Farms is one of only three growers of premium TifQuik grass seed in the world and also offers other top-quality grass seeds. We offer our customers the best of both worlds; we are big enough to cater to all of your agricultural and grass seed needs at competitive prices, however, as a family-run business, we still care about offering customers exceptional, old-fashioned service with honesty and integrity.

In addition to the grass seed business, Brown and Brown Farms is a top destination for agritourism, plus fresh quality produce and farm goods.

Every year we look forward to hosting incredible festivals during the Spring and Fall, entertaining the crowds with one of Central Florida’s largest corn mazes! You will also find that Brown & Brown Farms is the destination for more regular events such as our hugely popular monthly Junk In The Trunk – a bargain hunter’s paradise!

To find out more about our festivals, click here

To find out more about Junk In The Trunk, click here.

Vision Statement

To be a protector and harvester of the land. To provide a place where lasting memories are made.

Mission Statement

To create opportunities for families to learn, laugh and play together by highlighting the beauty of the seasons and creating experiences that become a tradition. To foster connections between people, the land and the community.

We operate based on our core values, which include creating experiences for all generations, inspiring happiness, enriching lives and making a positive impact within our local community. Our ultimate aim is to make magical memories together because nothing is more valuable than that.

Core Values

  • Exceed Expectations
  • Practice Positive Community Engagement
  • Act with Honesty and Integrity
  • Uphold Quality Standards
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