Meet Fred Peace

Braswell Family Spotlight

At Braswell Family Farms, “family” is a huge part of who we are. This week, we are highlighting one of our family members who has been with us for 9 years. Fred Peace, or “Corn Shed Fred” as some call him, manages the receiving and quality testing of the corn that is used to feed our very own hens and sold to other farmers to do the same.

Fred describes coming to work at Braswell as “a blessing from the Lord,” as he was hired even when there wasn’t a position for him yet. He recalls that everyone he met in those first months took him under their wing like a child.

Fred is retiring in two short weeks and we are so thankful for his service to the farm. Like a true eastern North Carolinian, Fred plans to retire on his own family farm and continue growing deer corn and his famous collards.