At Scott Farms, we do business by one simple rule: Give
the customer a great product with great service. As a
result, Scott Farms is recognized as one of
the highest-quality packer/shippers in the sweet potato
business, both in the U.S. and Europe. We understand
that every customer demands something different, and we
offer many options to satisfy their needs.
Quality, however, is only as good as the sweet potatoes
themselves. That is why we put our name only on sweet
potatoes grown on our farm. We produce the seeds
that sprout our commercial sweet potatoes and manage
every facet of production right here on our farm. We
take pride in producing the best for our customers.
Scott Farms is able to offer fresh, flavorful sweet
potatoes on a year-round basis thanks to our careful
harvesting techniques and state-of-the-art storage
and packaging facilities.
|Varieties, Varieties, Varieties
Our sweet potato operation, managed by Dewey Scott,
includes growing the crop, managing the sweet potato
packing, storage and shipping lines, and
the marketing and sales of sweet potatoes to the
fresh market, foodservice, and processing
industries. This year, we are growing 1,900 acres of
six sweet potato varieties.
We are one of only a few North Carolina producers
who grow superb quality, micropropagated sweet
potatoes in conjunction with N.C. State’s
Micropropagation Unit. We grow the
Covington variety exclusively for our commerical
sweet potatoes. We also grow Beauregard, O’Henry,
Hernandez, Carolina Ruby, Porto Rico and Japanese varieties,
which are very popular among non-commercial growers
and home gardeners.
Certified Seed for Commercial Production
Besides growing and selling micropropagated plant material, we are also
a certified seed producer of many different varieties of sweet potatoes.
We grow and sell both first and second generation certified seed for
commercial production. The key to growing a top-quality crop of sweet
potatoes is to begin with good seed. There have been many studies
conducted proving that sweet potato yield and quality will deteriorate
rapidly if seed stocks are not updated at least every three years. We
ship our seed in 40 lb. boxes as well as bulk bins.
Plants/Slips for Sale to
Small Growers/Home Gardeners
Whether you are a
small grower or home gardener, Scott Farms can
provide you with the varieties you need to grow
better sweet potatoes. We have many different
varieties to choose from and can ship any size of
order you require, so call for specific pricing and
information. We start shipping our plants/slips in
May and continue through July.
|Technology Improves Product
Over the years, we have modified our
processing/packing line to increase efficiency and
handling and implement improved technology.
Because of heavy demand, especially from increased
sales in Europe, we have to run two eight-hour
shifts during the winter months.
Using mechanical sizing and strict inspection
standards, we provide retail and foodservice
customers with a variety of sizes to meet their
Scott Farms employs the most current and updated
packing, storage, and cooling technology available
today, ensuring a consistent, quality, year-round
supply of sweet potatoes that meet or exceed our
customers’ expectations. We have expanded our
storage area to accommodate one million bushels of
sweet potatoes, and we offer state of the art
storage to ensure optimal product quality.
Scott Farms sells sweet potatoes in 40 lb. cartons,
20 lb. cartons, 6 kg cartons, bulk containers, as
well as 3 lb. bags and microwaveables. Sweet
potatoes sold in the U.S. markets are branded as
Sonny's Pride, and Dri-Pak,
while Dri-Pak and
Scott Farms are our primary
We're proud to be supporting members of the following sweet
potato and vegetable organizations:
| Custom Gift Boxes
About five years ago, Scott Farms started selling
sweet potatoes in gift boxes to customers from
our website. Our
6-, 12-, and 36-count sweet potato gift boxes
of hand-selected and hand-packaged sweet potatoes
are shipped directly from our farm to the customer’s
door. Upon request, we will even pack a gift box
with specific-sized sweet potatoes.
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