The Echols family at Jaemor Farms has been harvesting crops from this land for 102 years. The family began farming cotton in 1912. After a few years of growing this "king" row crop, the Echols planted a few peach trees, and the rest is history. Mr. Jimmy Echols has grown peaches his entire life. The original peach shed still sits outside his house on Old Cornelia Hwy. He purchased the farm from his parents in the early 1960s.
In 1965, despite warnings from fellow farmers, Jimmy added a few acres onto his family's land. Although many were fearful this might lead to failure, the fears turned out to be unfounded. It just so happened that in 1981 a four-lane highway was built next to this 'newer' piece of the farm so the Echols opened a produce stand on what is now Hwy. 365.
During the past 33 years Jaemor Farms has experienced numerous transitions and has grown to meet the demand of our customer base. In 2002, we began to diversify the crops grown on the farm to beyond just peaches and apples. Now our customers can enjoy homegrown strawberries, blackberries, muscadines, scuppernongs, concord grapes, watermelon, squash, tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins and more, during our harvest seasons. In 2006 we opened our first corn maze, and began to join in on the state's agritourism industry. Today, on average Jaemor sees an estimated 750,000 customers annualy.
Jaemor Farms - a local family business, serving locally grown food, in a local growing and learning environment. The Echols family love serving yours!