Braswell Family Farms, a fourth-generation family-owned operation based in Nashville, is celebrating 75 years of excellence in 2018 – and thanks to a winning combination of God’s grace, hard work and integrity, the company is poised for even more growth and success.
Deeply Rooted in North Carolina
Established in 1943 by J.M. and E.G. Braswell, Braswell Family Farms began as a cornmeal provider using a water powered gristmill at Boddie Mill on Boddie Millpond, just a few miles outside of Nashville.
In 1969, the company invested in a new feed mill operation in the heart of Nashville, and in the early 1980s – under the guidance of second-generation leaders Gene and Ronald Braswell – Braswell Family Farms expanded its offerings, providing sustainably farmed eggs to customers up and down the east coast of the U.S.
The company became a founding partner of Eggland’s Best in 1989, and today, Braswell Family Farms is the second-largest Eggland’s Best franchisee in the nation along with one of the largest feed producers on the East Coast.
Although many changes have taken place over the years, Braswell Family Farms remains firmly planted in North Carolina, currently employing around 200 people across the state. According to Trey Braswell, the company’s fourth generation president, that’s not going to change anytime soon.
“Agriculture is the leading industry in North Carolina, and we feel blessed that we’ve been able to grow our company here,” Trey says. “I was born and raised here. I love North Carolina, and I’m thankful for the incredible support the state has given Braswell Family Farms.”
Commitment to Quality
Braswell Family Farms produces more than 60 million dozen eggs annually, and with the goal of serving as many customers as possible, the company offers conventional, cage-free, organic and pasture-raised organic eggs.
In addition, Braswell Family Farms is part of a variety of food safety and animal welfare programs to ensure its products are of the highest quality and that its chickens stay healthy and protected.
“The Braswell family and employees have worked hard for 75 years to establish a reputation as an operation that can be trusted to provide top-quality products,” Trey says. “We’re a company of integrity that believes in doing the right thing, and we always strive to go the extra mile for our customers.”
Braswell Family Farms also produces more than 200,000 tons of feed each year, 25 percent of which is organic. The feed is distributed to chicken, turkey and pig producers across the region, and 50 percent of it is used to feed the company’s flocks.
“We are proud to be the mid-Atlantic’s premier specialty egg and feed provider,” Trey says. “We’re focused on glorifying God and bettering the lives of everyone we come into contact with – our customers, our employees, our vendors – and we want to build strong relationships while making a positive impact. That’s been our mission since day one, and we’re honored to continue this tradition of excellence.”