About Flaim Farms
Flaim Farms, Inc.
Vineland, New Jersey
The Flaim family farm began in 1934 with Anthony and Catherine (DeMatte) Flaim at the head.
Anthony and Catherine’s family grew when they had two sons, Robert and Norman, who farmed with them. The Flaim Family farmed peaches and some vegetables. And they had their own trucking business.
In 1954 Anthony’s son, Robert Flaim, married Loretta Mogish. And Loretta worked on the farm too. Robert and Loretta Flaim enlarged the Flaim family farm when they had a daughter, Sharon, and two sons, Robert, Jr. and Kevin.
Due to a tragic accident, Norman was killed. The family decided to change the type of farming they did. The peach trees were removed as the decision was made to be an all vegetable farm.
Anthony and Catherine Flaim considered themselves semi-retired and turned the day-to-day running of Flaim Farms to their son, Robert, and his family. Anthony and Catherine still offered their support and guidance, and their help, when needed.
When Robert and Loretta’s sons, Robert, Jr. and Kevin, graduated from high school, they took on more of the responsibility for running the family farm as it grew.
Robert, Sr. went into semi-retirement in 2002 and Loretta did the same in 2004. Like Anthony and Catherine before them, Robert Sr. and Loretta are always available for support, guidance, and help, when needed.
Currently, Robert Flaim, Jr. and Kevin Flaim keep the family business thriving with a combination of old farming traditions and new farming innovations.
Today, Flaim Farms, Inc. produces Panther Brand romaine lettuce (a specialty!), leeks, spinach, collard greens, swiss chard-green, red and rainbow, kale, turnips, napa, cabbage, squash, eggplants, peppers, escarole, endive, and scallions. An example of one new direction Flaim Farms, Inc. is going is in frozen foods. They produce frozen eggplant fries and slices, and frozen zucchini fries and slices.
Panther Brand produce and products can be found by consumers in many local markets and restaurants and in some New Jersey schools.