Expansion of Scott Farms has been constant since Linwood "Sonny" Scott, Jr. took over the family farm. Acquiring and planting more acres than the year before seems to be the method that has worked best.

Since Scott Farms, Inc. is wholly owned by the Scott family, which includes "Sonny", his wife, Alice, and sons, Linwood, III, and Dewey, that expansion has sat squarely on the shoulders of the family. Today, the Scott's family farming operation includes around 12,000 acres on sandy-loam soils—the best soil for growing top-quality sweet potatoes and tobacco—in Wilson, Johnston, Nash, Edgecombe and Wayne counties in NC. With 5,000 acres of sweet potatoes, 1,500 acres of tobacco, 2,500 acres of soybeans, and some acreage of wheat and corn, everyone in the family has a hand in the work.

Scott Farms is a forward-thinking and innovative company. In 2000, the opportunity to expand into the United Kingdom presented itself. The expansion in the UK market led to the formation of the international subsidiary Scott Farms UK, Limited. Over the past 15 years, since entering the international space, business has expanded throughout Europe

Due to the increase in demand for quality sweet potatoes in Europe and the United States, in September 2013, plans were made for even further expansion of the farm and farm operations, beginning with the construction of a 60,000 square-foot sizing, grading, packing, and shipping facility in the heart of the Lucama, N.C- based farm. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. So, one might say that necessity is the mother of expansion in the Scott family's case. With sales and production growing, there was a need to grow the packing and shipping operation for sweet potatoes as well.

This state-of-the-art facility is unique to the sweet potato industry and is Global GAP certified and completely PTI compliant. At Scott Farms, safety and traceability are paramount when it comes to production and fulfillment. Included in the effort for a more transparent supply chain, the farm works closely with all agencies that regulate the growth and sale of farm commodities and goods.

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Our Family

Linwood "Sonny" Scott, Jr.

Born and raised 1/2 mile from the headquarters of Scott Farms, Inc., Linwood "Sonny" Scott, Jr. is the patriarch of the modern farm operation.

United States

Scott Farms, Inc.

7965-A Simpson Road  |  Lucama NC 27851
Phone: +1.919.284.4030  |  Fax: +1.919.284.4872
Toll Free: +877.284.4030

International

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Scott Farms (UK) Limited

Unit 4C Asparagus Way  |  Vale Park Business Centre
Evesham  |  Worcestershire  |  WR11 1GD
Phone: 01386 446648  |  Fax: 01386 443338

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