Meet the Growers

Burch Farms

Farm Stats

Location: Faison, NC

Acreage: 6,000 Acres

Crops
Sweet Potatoes
Asparagus
Collards
Kale
Cabbage
Pepper
Summer & Winter Squash

Burch Farms

Faison, NC

Our farm was started 57 years ago by my grandparents, William and Georgiana Burch in Faison, NC. They started with 20 acres and one tractor and were able to put 5 sons through college by supplying various grocery stores in the area with greens and also selling produce at the farmer’s market. Once my father and uncles got out of school, they returned home and continued to help grow the business. There are three brothers currently partnered in the farm-my father, Jimmy, Sr., and my two uncles, Ted and Bill. They have grown the farm to 6000 acres of mixed veg, mainly focusing on sweet potatoes, greens and cabbage. We have ventured into organics and currently have 400 acres in organic production, mainly for baby food processors. We supply various retail, foodservice, wholesale, export, and process customers. I am the oldest of the third generation and I have one brother, Jared, who is currently enrolled at NC State University majoring in agronomy and plans to return to the farm after graduation. Ted has two sons, Field and Warren, and Bill has one son, William who are all involved in the farming operation. We are dedicated to expanding our business while keeping quality and service at a high level to continue the tradition my grandparents started.

Jimmy Burch Jr.