Aplin Farms is a fourth generation, family-owned-and-operated farm. Started by Q.P. Aplin, the farm has been growing vegetables since 1952. The farm is located in Geneva County Alabama, between the towns of Slocomb and Dothan in the heart of the Wiregrass Region.
Although they grow a wide range of vegetables, their main crop is tomatoes. And in Slocomb, “The Tomato Capital of the South,” growing the best tomatoes is more than just a living – it’s a point of community pride. The main season for Aplin Farms runs from June through October. So in the fall the farm opens up to local schools and the public for farm tours, with an animal barn and petting zoo, hay rides, a corn maze, bonfires, a pumpkin patch, and more. Aplin Farms is a vibrant and wholesome place rooted in the traditions of faith, hard work, and fun. In 2003 they started Aplin Farms & Greenhouses, growing many types of annual plants, flowering baskets, mums, and tropical ferns.
Since the 1950’s Aplin Farms has been banking with Slocomb National (Friend). “We do business with Friend Bank, because we know them and they know us,” said John Aplin. “When I call my bank I don’t want to talk to a machine, I want to talk to a person. They are who I trust. In these economic times you have to do business with people you trust, which is why I bank with Friend.”