About Us

Parker Farms is dedicated to creating solutions for our customer’s produce and logistics needs, generating extraordinary value for our growers and providing a dynamic, challenging and rewarding workplace for our employees.

1974

1974

Beginning with two acres of vegetables and berries in Clinton, MD, Admiral Edelen Parker and his sons, Rhoderick and Christopher launched their "Pick Your Own" operation.

1976

1976

Expanded to 150 acres of Pick Your Own vegetables and berries. Started roadside marketing and Farmers Market.

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1978

Business expanded to include local chain store and wholesale business.

1979

1979

Expanded to 300 acres Pick Your Own farm, one of the largest on the East Coast.

1980-88

1980-1988

Gradual expansion of wholesale business as Pick Your Own decreased and retail sales increased.

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1988

Expansion to 500 acres of produce. Facility for packaging and cooling built in Clinton, MD. Purchased farm in South Carolina - beginning of operations in the south.

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1998-2008

3,000 acres of production in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida

2010

2010

Transition of management to 3rd generation begins. Pictured: Jimmy Carter at left (Sales), Rafe Parker at center (Production) and Joe Parker at right (Finance)