For almost 60 years, Food Lion has partnered with local farmers to source quality, locally grown, affordable produce. And since we’re located in North Carolina, we’ve developed relationships with over 40 growers, both small and large, right in our own backyard. Why has this always been important to us? Because we feel that when it comes to nourishing our families and yours, local is closer, fresher and better!

Bailey Farms

BAILEY FARMS, INC. was started in 1989 by a father and son partnership of Thomas and Randy Bailey.  With a true “Passion for Peppers”, Bailey Farms has grown from a few acres of chile peppers, to now multiple farms and adding Bellafina and mini-sweet pepper varieties.  Located in Oxford, NC, Bailey Farms has been a valued Food Lion partner since the mid 90’s.

Burch Farms

BURCH FARMS was started by William and Georgiana Burch in 1950. Second generation brothers of Jimmy, Ted and Bill built the company to where it is today, and now rely on the help of the third generation brothers of Jared and Jimmy.  Burch Farms grows Greens and Sweet Potatoes year round in Faison, NC.

Cottle Farms

COTTLE FARMS. Berries that are picked at the peak of ripeness are a great way to serve fresh and flavorful produce to our families. That’s why Food Lion looks to Cottle Farms, home to one of the largest strawberry nurseries in Eastern North Carolina, to bring their freshest blueberries and strawberries to our customers.

Critcher Brothers Produce, Inc

CRITCHER BROTHERS PRODUCE, INC. is now on their 4th generation of farmers, after being
established in 1952.  For 64 years, Critcher Brothers has been growing a variety of produce items out of Deep Gap, NC. They supply Food Lion with items like Cabbage, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Corn, and Gourds.

Jackson Farms

Located in Autryville, NC, the Jackson Family has been growing fresh produce since 1981.  Jackson Farms grows and ships Watermelons, Athena Cantaloupes, Honeydews, Sprite Melons, Strawberries, Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, and Pumpkins.

Lewis Farms

LEWIS FARMS is a 3rd generation family farm in Rocky Point, NC producing Winter Strawberries in tunnels, Spring Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries. Our family has produced strawberries since the 1920’s, blueberries since the 1960’s and blackberries since 2005. Our labels are “Carolina Fresh” grown by Lewis farms for all strawberries and blackberries, and “American Blueberries, LLC “ label for blueberries. Lewis Farms berries are seasonally available in November – April with “winter” strawberries, April- May with spring strawberries, May- July with blueberries and June- July with blackberries. 

Nash Produce

Nash Produce originally started in 1977 as a small farming operation known as Dale Bone Farms.  In 2006, a group of family farm owners came together and formed what is now Nash Produce, and grew into the largest cucumber shed on the east coast. Primarily located in Nashville, NC, and having farms all throughout the eastern part of the state, Nash Produce provides NC grown sweet potatoes to Food Lion year-round.

Patterson Farm

Patterson Farm
For almost a century, Patterson Farm Inc. has been
one of the largest sources of tomatoes in North Carolina. With hundreds of acres of farmland located in the Mount Ulla township of Rowan County, they help us provide our customers with fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes.

Pope Farms

To Tracy Pope, growing quality vegetables is both a way of life and passion. The family farming tradition stretches back four generations in Sampson County, NC. Edward Pope first brought his crops to sell at the Faison, NC auction market in the 1970’s. Tracy and his family’s farm brings you only the finest squash, cucumbers, eggplants, and bell peppers.

Scott Farms

SCOTT FARMS is a sixth generation family owned and operated farm located in North Carolina’s sweet potato heartland. Growing more than 3,500 acres of sweet potatoes in Johnston, Wilson and Wayne Counties, the Scott family begins with the finest of plant stock propagated directly on the farm so that there is complete control of the sweet potato from the greenhouse through the supply chain. Each plant is individually cared for in an effort to bring you a superior sweet potato experience every time.

Shelton Family Farm

Shelton Family Farm is a small but diversified farm
located along the Tuckasegee River near the town of Whittier in Jackson County, NC. Family owned and operated for several generations, they have grown their nutrient rich and pesticide-free hydroponic Bibb lettuce production to provide year-round availability for our customers.