|Growing Healthy Traditions Since 1919
“Patterson Farm, Inc. will provide our customers with the highest quality produce, plants and service at a competitive price. Our employees are committed to continuous improvement and involvement to ensure customer satisfaction.”
Our farm has its roots in 1946 when the Patterson family began selling produce, grown from the land they’d farmed since 1919, under the name James A. Patterson & Sons. The family nurtured the land and business through the years, and in 1992, the farm was incorporated as Patterson Farm, Inc.
The Third Generation of Farming
Today we continue the work of James A. Patterson and his sons. We grow 350 acres of tomatoes, making us one of the largest growers in the state; 36 acres of strawberries; 40 acres of pumpkins; and 15,000 poinsettias. During peak season, Patterson Farm, Inc. and our three divisions – Patterson Farm Repack, Patterson Landscape & Nursery, and Patterson Farm Market & Tours – employ more than 300 people.
When we’re not planting, harvesting, packaging and distributing our produce, we’re working on our other mission: to educate visitors about North Carolina farming, where their food comes from and how it makes its way to their table.
Awards and Recognitions
2006 Agribusiness of the Year
In 2006 Patterson Farm, Inc. received the Agribusiness of the Year, presented by the NC Agribusiness Council. This award is based on Patterson Farm, Inc.'s willingness to adapt to the latest technology and expanded marketing outlets to keep the farm a viable and profitable operation.
Gold Star Farmer
Since 2000, Patterson Farm, Inc. has proudly earned the distinction of Gold Star Farmer awarded by the North Carolina Department of Labor. Farmers receive this award in recognition and appreciation of their efforts to provide safe and healthy on-site farm worker housing. Housing for our H2A workers is inspected annually prior to the arrival of the workers.
2012 NAFDMA Celebrate Excellence Contest
Winner in the category of Brochure or Specialty Printing for Educational School Tours Brochure. Honorable Mention for "Learn & Grow Discovery Farm" in the New Event Category.
2012 North Carolina Strawberry Grower of the Year