T.C. Smith Produce

Four generations of the Smith Family have farmed land located 12 miles southwest of Kinston, North Carolina in the Strabane Community of Lenoir County. My father, the late T. C. Smith and mother Nell Smith primarily farmed livestock. In the late 70’s they stopped the hog production and moved to a cow/calf operation.  In 1985, the farm began to produce fruit and vegetables. We have over thirty years of experience growing strawberries. ...

Here at TC Smith Produce, we also grow cantaloupes, watermelons, honey dew melons, asparagus, broccoli, sweet corn, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, collards, and a variety of other fresh fruits and vegetables. The retail market is located on the farm, and we have several markets located in La Grange and Kinston. We have a large wholesale warehouse on the farm from which we ship directly to grocers and restaurants. In fact, you can find Curtis on TV where he has been featured several times with world famous chef, Vivian Howard from Chef and Farmer.

TC Smith Produce strives to provide fresh grown fruits and vegetable for our community, state, and nation. We are a family business and want our customers to know we value each and every one of them.

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"We are a family business. We all contribute to get the work done. Even now, my mother still works on the farm selling produce in the retail market. Here on the farm, we are large enough to deliver, yet small enough to care."

Products that support T.C. Smith Produce

Look for Seal the Seasons North Carolina Strawberries, Berry Blend, and Mango Mix at a grocery store near you.

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