The Bynum farm was originally purchased in 1922 by current owner, Danny Bynum'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 tobacco. 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. When 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 locally.
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, takes care of the grapes.
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.
We 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.
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