Lewis Nursery and Farms is a third generation family farm located in Rocky Point, North Carolina. The present day Lewis Nursery and Farms was started in 1953 by Everette Lewis when he returned to farming after serving his country in the Army, receiving his master’s degree in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State and working a few years for the University’s extension service. Everette's son Cal joined his father in 1982 after graduating from N.C. State with a degree in horticulture and working for a soil fumigation firm in Florida for four years. Today, Lewis Nursery and Farms is managed by Cal and its loyal and capable staff.
Over the past 60 years, Lewis Farms has diversified from growing strawberries and strawberry plants, to the added production of blueberries, blackberries and green pepper. Present day production includes 20 acres of strawberry nursery plants, 350 acres of blueberries, 20 acres of blackberries, and 140 acres of green pepper, 100 acres of standard spring strawberries and the latest exciting addition of 20 acres of "tunnel grown" winter strawberries.
Lewis Farms is proud of its heritage, diversity, and family-farming tradition. Progressive and innovative thinking has allowed Everette and Cal Lewis to discover exciting production methods over the years. Everette was the first to introduce "plastic culture" farming to North Carolina in the mid-1960s and the first to propagate registered and certified strawberry plants in North Carolina beginning in the 1950s. Today, Lewis Farms is the first to produce commercial strawberries and blackberries under protected tunnels in North Carolina. Lewis Farms has been and will continue to be a leader in the production of high quality North Carolina fruits and vegetables, while striving to maintain its commitment to its mission:
"To produce the finest quality berries that our North Carolina location and climate allows, in order to please our customers and to provide for our families and employees"