Peach Season is here! Come out to McLeod Farms!

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

"Life's a peach" is more than a slogan for the McLeod family of McBee, South Carolina. The McLeods operate one of the largest peach orchards in the area, growing 22 varieties on 650 producing acres on sandy loam outside the small town of McBee SC.

The orchards have been in the McLeod family since 1916. Today, Kemp McLeod represents the fourth generation to work the family orchards. He learned the operation from his father, Campbell McLeod.

It takes about 30 employees to run the farm year-round. However, during the harvest season, from the end of May to the end of August, the numbers swell to over 200. Workers can be found picking, grading, packing, and shipping millions of pounds of peaches to all parts of the U.S. and Canada. At the height of the season, a 15-hour workday is not unusual.

Directions to the McLeod Farms Roadside Market on Hwy 151 in McBee, South Carolina

Roadside Market Coming from Columbia, SC take I-20 East, Exit 98 toward Camden. From Camden take US #1 North. Take a right on Hwy 151 (South) in McBee. Our Roadside Market is 4.5 miles on the left-hand side of the road.

Coming from Charlotte, NC take 74 South. In Monroe take 601 South which turns into 151 South in South Carolina. Our Roadside Market is 4.5 miles south of McBee on Hwy 151 on left-hand side of the road.

Coming from Myrtle Beach, SC take 501 North in Florence turn right on Hwy. 52 toward Darlington. In Darlington, take Hwy. 151 North. Our Roadside Market is 10 miles north of Hartsville on Hwy. 151 located on the right side of the road.

inside Roadside Market peaches inside Roadside Market

Comments (5)

Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

nothing better than a fresh sc peach!  thanks, Barb.          -- -  Georgia may be known as 'the peach state'....but we actually produce more peaches right here in SC :)

enjoy the day - enjoy the peaches

Jun 11, 2008 08:11 AM
Ginger S
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

Barb, my mouth is watering. just had a yummy local peach in my cereal this am.

Terrific blog!

Ginger

Jun 23, 2008 04:33 AM
Vicki Burton
Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina - Southport, NC
A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate

Barb, McLeod is a famous peach growing family in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Same family I wonder. Wonderful peaches .... nothing like it. Great post.

 

Jan 30, 2009 12:35 AM
David Williams
CaryRealEstate.com - Cary, NC

All I can think of when I see peach and south carolina in the same sentence is the big water tower in Gaffney!

 

Sep 24, 2009 02:48 PM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

We have stopped at your market every year since you were just a tiny roadside market!

Jan 26, 2010 04:27 AM