We appreciate the opportunity to share the rich tradition of our family business, which has been in operation through four generations, from 1918 to the present. For almost 100 years our farm has been offering the freshest and safest produce in the area. During this period of time the farm has grown in size and has expanded their offerings to include a variety of different fruits and vegetables.
Jerrold A. Watson & Sons, using the brand name WATSONIA, has thrived through difficult and prosperous times. The farm is presently owned and operated by brothers Jerry and Joe Watson, and Joe's son, Jeph.
We are proud to say that we enjoy the reputation of being forerunners in the industry, using cutting-edge agricultural practices such as trickle irrigation, plastic mulch for vegetable growing, computer technology, IPM (integrated pest management), and consumer product safety programs. We have a strong working relationship with the horticulturists at Clemson University, who use our farm for researching innovative practices as well as varietal test blocks. Watsonia has earned GAP and GHP Food Safety Certifications through USDA and Primus, and also Organic Certification from the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry and USDA National Organic Program. We are currently growing Organic Yellow and White Peaches; Yellow Squash, Zucchini and Winter Squash; Slicer Cucumbers; Bell Peppers; Bi-Color Corn; Asparagus; Eggplant; Slicer and Grape Tomatoes; Kale; Collards; Cabbage; Strawberries; Plums; Persimmons; Nectarines and Muscadines.