317 Drake Farm Rd, Pinetops, NC 27864
Supplying Dune Grass to the Southeastern United States
We are a fourth generation family farm and are currently owned and operated by Paul and Melissa Drake. We are located in Pinetops, North Carolina and are farming land that has been passed down through Paul’s family.
Currently Paul and his Dad, AJ, run the family farming business. Melissa is busy as a public school teacher and in the summers we add the help of our three college age children (Katherine, Matthew, & Morgan).
We added the beach grass nursery (started by Melissa’s family, Betty and Phil Edwards, in 1982) to the existing farming operation in 2002. Drake Farms/Edwards Nursery has supplied over 30 million beach grass plants for the re-nourishment of our coastal dunes.