About Us

the front of bynum's peaches shed saying it was in business since 1922

Bynum Farm is a 91 year old farm. The farm was bought in 1922 by Danny’s grandparents, Charlie Howard Bynum (Pop) and Onis Carpenter Bynum (Mom). The farm is located in the northern end of Richmond County in the Windblow Community.

When the farm was first bought, they raised wheat, cotton, corn, peanuts, sweet potatoes, and peas. Mom helped on the farm selling milk, butter, eggs and not to mention she took care of the 7 children. Pop worked the farm, cradled wheat for other farmers, and did carpentry work to make ends meet.

Pop was a WWI veteran in the 1930s. The US Government gave all the WWI veterans a bonus check. Pop took his check and bought peach trees and started his peach business. In 1946, he built a peach packing shed. Peaches were graded and packed and shipped up north. Pop, and his sons, had their own truck so they kept the road hot during peach season. Peaches were packed at the shed until the early 1960s. The last load of peaches graded and packed at the pack shed were hauled to nearby Emery Siding, put on a refrigerated rail car and sent up north by train. From that point on the peaches were sold local.

After Pop retired, his son Homer took over the farming except for the peaches, which Danny’s dad, Worth Sr., took over raising the peaches. Worth also raised grapes and worked at the Sandhills Research Station. When his dad passed away, Danny took over the peach business. He continues today with help from his wife, Sherry, and son, Trey. Danny also sells peach tree seedlings.

Danny’s brother, Chris and his family, take care of the grapes.

And Pat, Danny and Chris’s mom, is always willing to lend a hand on the farm.

In 1948 WF Allis Chalmers bought new at Farmers Implement in Candor, NC by CH Bynum. The tractor is still family owned and is still used occasionally.

an old allis chalmers tractor

CH Bynum peach packing shed, built in 1946. It can be seen in the Windblow Community off Hwy 73 East, Ellerbe, NC.

a picture of the shed

 

fresh produce at the bynum farm farmers market stand

When you buy peaches from us, you get what you pay for. Our baskets, bags, boxes, etc. are always full, we make sure. That has always been our motto. So many places want to give you just a portion of what you buy.

We also don’t believe in storing peaches on cold storage. Cold storage works well for the grower but bad for the consumer. Cold storage kills shelf life. Tree-ripened peaches are picked daily.