Some SWFL businesses received millions of dollars in federal pandemic money

While you might not be surprised to hear the federal government has spent trillions of dollars in response to the coronavirus, a report published by a nonprofit news group took a look at what companies got big deals tied to the pandemic. The data shows the federal government has committed more than $1.6 billion dollars […]

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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 […]

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 […]