Southern Produce Distributors Inc.


Southern Produce Distributors Inc.

Southern Produce Distributors began in 1942 when Harold S. Precythe established the first fresh produce rail shipping market in eastern North Carolina. His goal was to provide cities in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic areas with farm-fresh produce from North Carolina’s rich farming district. With a long, family tradition of farming and an eye for new opportunities, Mr. Precythe wanted to give local farmers a better way to market and deliver their harvests to areas with less access to quality fresh produce. A stickler for quality produce, Mr. Precythe was known to say, “If we wouldn’t serve it to our families, we won’t sell it to our customers.”