History

R.C. Hatton Farms is located in Pahokee, Florida, on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, which is some of the most fertile ground in the United States.  Okeechobee, a word meaning “big water” in Seminole, is the largest lake in Florida.  The lake is completely surrounded by the Herbert Hoover dike, which has kept R.C. Hatton’s farmland safe from flooding for many generations.

Robert C. Hatton founded R.C. Hatton Farms in 1932 during the Great Depression. R.C. Hatton Farms initially produced sweet corn and beans, and expanded over the years from several hundred acres to its present size of 12,000 acres.  Son Roger Hatton took over the business in the sixties and incorporated R.C. Hatton in 1964.

Since the 1960’s, R.C. Hatton Inc. has been a pioneer in developing crop production methods, as well as a leader in developing many sweet corn varieties. Today, R.C. Hatton Inc. is co-owned by Roger Hatton and Paul Allen.  R.C. Hatton Inc. is a member of the Florida Fruit and Vegetable AssociationSunshine Sweet Corn Farmers of FloridaFresh From FloridaFlorida Farm Bureau,  Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, and the United States Sugar Corporation. R.C. Hatton Inc.’s vegetables are marketed by long standing business associate Hugh Branch, Inc.

In addition to our home base in south Florida, RC Hatton Inc. has been growing sweet corn and green beans in South Georgia since 2004.

R.C. Hatton Inc. values both the land and the people that work the land. We are interested in maintaining the soil for future generations, utilizing our crops in the most thorough and productive manner, and providing a safe, clean work environment for our highly valued employees.