Owner | Founder and CEO
Meet our founder Joe Franklin. Joe started growing Satsumas in Statesboro Georgia after the retired restaurant owner took a fishing trip in Louisiana. He saw the tasty little citrus fruits for sale from the backs of trucks. With a similar climate back home in Bulloch County, this inspired him to begin experimenting with one mission in mind; simply grow a premium piece of fruit that sells itself. Through years of trial and error, he has truly achieved that mission. What started in 2010 with 200 trees has grown to about 75 acres or over 11,000 trees as of 2021. Joe is thoroughly involved in the day to day operations of the farm and is constantly looking for ways to improve methods, quality and varieties along with expanding. One of his favorite hobbies is watching folks expressions when they eat his citrus, especially for the first time. So every Fall and winter, don't miss your opportunity to enjoy the fruits of his labor.