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The Davis' Family History

On Christmas Eve of 1776, Joshua Davis purchased the first tract of land to become the Davis Family’s farm. At his death, Joshua Davis owned over 2,000 continuous acres of farmland in Norther Wayne Co, a saw mill, grist mill, and turpentine still. Since then, the Davis Farms have remained in continuous agriculture production and continuous ownership of direct descendants of Joshua Davis. 

Come by and enjoy our fantastic products, events, and activities all year long. Read on to learn more about our operations, products, and activities.

Our Roots Run Deep

In 1970 The NC Dept. of Agriculture created its Century Farm program to honor and recognize all farms in the state with 100+ years of ownership. The Davis Farms was one of the first to receive this recognition. In 2016 the NC Dept. of Ag added a Bicentennial Farm program to recognize any farm in the state with at least 200 years of continuous ownership. Again, Davis Farms was one of the first in the state to receive the recognition. Currently, there are less than 20 farms in the state to be recognized as Bicentennial Farms.

 

In the Summer of 2021, Joshua S Davis, his wife, Erin, and two daughters (Delaney and Bayleigh) moved back to the farm to continue the nearly 250-year Davis farming legacy, yet bring the farm into the 21st century and take it in a new direction where they are currently producing a wide range of produce and raising livestock and poultry on pasture, focusing on regenerative farming practices and offering high-quality products and hosting many agritourism opportunities and events throughout the year. 

The next time you are visiting the farm, please stop and ask us about our farm's history. We love to tell people our story of how we are continuing our family farming tradition while meeting the current needs of the community.