Originally started in 1977 as a smaller farming operation, Dale Bone Farms grew into the largest cucumber shed on the east coast. In 2006, a group of experienced tobacco and sweet potato farmers recognized the need for a distribution facility. They purchased the operation and formed Nash Produce. The soil and climate in eastern North Carolina provide the perfect environment for growing the world’s best sweet potatoes and pickling cucumbers.
Today we are proud to be a leading supplier in the industry with a focus on innovation, quality produce, and unrivaled service. We consider ourselves front-runners in a constantly evolving fresh produce industry. Staying ahead of the latest food trends, technological advances, and food safety initiatives ensures Nash Produce delivers quality service for our clients.
Our prime location (1 mile off of Interstate-95), year-round product, committed family of employees, and deep-rooted relationships with our grower base gives us the capability to dependably serve retail, foodservice, and processors in the industry.
Why choose Nash Produce?
Nash Produce is committed to consistently providing you with the highest-quality produce. Our dedicated team ensures that all of our customers’ needs are fulfilled.
Commitment to best agriculture practices with our experienced grower base
State-of-the-art production, storage, and transportation technologies
Capability to provide traceability documentation Certifications
Provide product according to requested size and weight consistently
Comprehensive programs for food safety
Continuous improvement through education and professional affiliations
Dedication to the safety and training of our employees
Devotion to serving and giving back to our communities and the environment
Nash Produce maintains a commitment to expanding our company’s capabilities and resources each year to keep up with our customers’ growing demands and trends. Our facility, positioned on over 92 acres, gives us the ability to store over 2,300,000 bushels of sweet potatoes in on-site climate controlled buildings. In combination with our off-site storage, Nash Produce can store 3,200,000 bushels, ensuring our supply will last all year long. Learn more about our exceptional storage facilities here (link to Storage & Processing page)
Our produce processing equipment includes:
- Hagan 6 lane electronic sizer
- Stainless steel packing line
- 5 Giro sweet potato bagging machines
- Jaza vertical form and fill bagger
- Microwave shrink-wrap machine
- 2 Backus 12 drop cucumber graders
- Fresh cucumber crate lines
- Multi-load hydro-cooler
- High volume icemaker