| Michael Borek
Michael, a third generation grower and owner of Michael Borek Farms, is one of a handful of young individuals who chose to return to the family farm after college. He currently grows field vine-ripe tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes. He practices best management practices in every aspect of growing quality produce and maintains a food safety certified farm and packing facility .
An active member of the farming community, he has traveled to Tallahassee and Washington, DC to educate legislators on the importance of agriculture to Florida’s economy.
Michael Borek, has succeeded in his goal to provide his local fresh produce to Miami Dade families and is a major supplier of heirloom tomatoes to many upscale Miami Dade restaurants and stores.
Michael grows field-grown heirloom tomatoes, cluster tomatoes, yellow tomatoes and bell peppers. He believes the farm will be a major producer of other sustainable specialty crops in the near future. He continues to look at new technology to reduce fertilizer and pesticide inputs.
Michael graduated from Webber International University with a degree in business and a minor in marketing. He is a past director of the Dade County Farm Bureau and the Dade County AGRI council. He is currently a director of the Florida Tomato Committee and the Homestead Pole Bean Co-Op.