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Oakes Farms owner to give longtime employees a branch of his business

Alfie Oakes, owner of Oakes Farms and Seed to Table, is giving longtime employees a chance to own part of his business. Oakes says he doesn’t want his political views to get in the way of the company’s success. “Our Oakes Farms Food and Distribution business is the first of our Oakes Farms company to […]

Collier County drops case against Alfie Oakes over mask enforcement

Collier County has ended its legal battle with business owner Alfie Oakes over his store’s repeated violations of the county’s mask order. His business, Seed to Table, made national headlines after videos went viral of customers and employees in his store, hardly a mask in sight. So, what about the mask mandate? Will it go […]

Alfie Oakes scores legal victory against School District of Lee County

A controversial Collier County business owner scored a victory this week in a lawsuit against the School District of Lee County, but where the case goes from here gets complicated. Fresh fruit and vegetables from the Seed to Table Market are still off the menu at Lee County schools, and now, instead of paying grocery […]

Seed to Table trending on Twitter for video showing lack of masks

A controversial grocery store owner and his business in Southwest Florida are going viral on social media. Owner Alfie Oakes and his business Seed to Table in Collier County are trending on Twitter Thursday after for a video posted that shows no one wearing masks inside his store. It comes after Oakes’ lawsuit over the […]

Southwest Florida couple who traveled to DC in support of Trump gets tear-gassed

A Cape Coral couple who traveled to D.C. to protest the Congressional certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral college win found themselves in a mob instead. Patty Cummings and Aaron Bathory were part of a group of Southwest Florida residents who traveled to the nation’s capital in support of President’s Trump attempt at re-election. The […]

Crowds gather at Seed to Table in Collier County for protests

Two different protests were held Saturday at the Seed to Table Market in North Naples. One was organized by the store owner, Alfie Oakes, for “All Lives Matter.” The other was meant to draw attention to Oakes for what many describe as a racist social media post. More than a thousand people came to support […]

The School District of Lee County. Photo via WINK News.

School District of Lee County severs ties with Oakes Farms

The School District of Lee County said it is severing ties with Oakes Farms amid controversy over a Facebook post made by the business owner. “The School District of Lee County has severed ties with Oakes Farms. The District will soon be working with other suppliers to ensure that fresh fruits and vegetables continue to […]

Fallout continues for owner of Oakes Farms after controversial Facebook post

Community outrage over a Facebook post some said is racist led to another organization cutting ties with Oakes Farms in Collier County. The controversy started when Alfie Oakes, owner of Oakes Farms, made a Facebook post calling the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement “hoaxes.” A petition went up calling for the school districts […]

Oakes Farms owner under fire for comments on pandemic, Black Lives Matter

More than 6,500 people have signed a petition for Lee and Collier county school districts to cut ties with its vendor, Oakes Farms. The petition comes after the Naples business’ owner, Alfie Oakes, made a controversial Facebook post calling the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement hoaxes. Both school districts said they know […]