Teena Borek was born in the Canadian maritime province of Newfoundland. She came to South Florida in the 1970s, where she met Steven Borek, a Homestead vegetable farmer. The couple married and had two sons, Steven and Michael. After Steven’s untimely death at the age of 24, Teena continued farming the 500 acre vegetable farm so that her sons could follow in their father’s footsteps. For the last forty years, Teena has been an active member of the Dade County farming community. She is a charter member of the Florida Ag Promotional Campaign and a past President of the Dade County Farm Bureau. She serves on the board of directors of the Florida Tomato Committee, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, Community Bank of Florida and Everglades Community Association and was chosen as "Agriculturist of the Year" in Homestead in both 1985 and 2011. She was named 2004 Woman of the Year in Agriculture by Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson and the Florida Department of Agriculture. Miami-Dade County and the cities of Homestead and Florida City have proclaimed "Teena Borek Day" in her honor.
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