Clarification: In this story, it could be perceived that representatives from Lipman Produce do not like the idea of good-tasting tomatoes. That is not the case. Lipman says its goal is to create the best-tasting tomatoes possible which are able to withstand transportation and maintain a shelf life. Since 2012, Lipman has been experimenting with protected agriculture -- growing tomatoes in retractable roof greenhouses on five acres of land in Naples, FL.
Florida growers once dominated the tomato market, but global competition has changed that.