1-800-688-9267 • 910-267-0011 (International) 111 West Center Street North, Faison, North Carolina 28341

A 75-Year Tradition Of Quality And Innovation.

Southern Produce Distributors began in 1942 when Harold S. Precythe established the first fresh produce rail shipping market in eastern North Carolina. His goal was to provide cities in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic areas with farm-fresh produce from North Carolina’s rich farming district. With a long, family tradition of farming and an eye for new opportunities, Mr. Precythe wanted to give local farmers a better way to market and deliver their harvests to areas with less access to quality fresh produce. A stickler for quality produce, Mr. Precythe was known to say, “If we wouldn’t serve it to our families, we won’t sell it to our customers.”

Today, Southern Produce is one of the leading providers of high quality, nutritious sweet potatoes and peppers to markets across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. With a focus on constant improvement and a solid desire to better meet customer needs, Southern Produce has been proactive in raising product quality for our customers from farm to table by:

  •  Expanding our farm providers to include leading producers in North Carolina, Mississippi & Louisiana in order to ensure product availability regardless of weather conditions
  •  Selecting premier product varieties for greater consistency, taste and nutrition
  •  Controlled curing of all products to deliver consistently better taste
  •  Utilizing controlled environment storage to maintain product quality and allow for a consistent year round supply
  •  Incorporating computer-assisted sizing for more consistent product delivery in desired sizes
  •  Providing technology enhanced product traceability via GITN barcodes
  •  Delivering a superior level of customer service