National OJ Day

No one knows for sure who created this day. Still, we know that celebrating is a great way to show appreciation for Florida’s number one economic resource, which brings in around $9 billion and employs approximately 76,000 Floridians.
Florida is the second-largest orange juice producer, second to Brazil, and supplies 70% of its products to export to Canada, Japan, France, and the UK. Most of Florida’s oranges are used to make orange juice, and only about 10% of oranges are sold for consumption. Lastly, OJ is the most consumed breakfast drink. On average, people drink 2.7 gallons per year.
So next time that you pick up a glass of OJ, think about how much good you are doing for Florida’s economy and helping our local farmers.


Posted: May 4, 2022


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