As you drive down SC Hwy 11, you will see nearly 400 American Flags flying in the strawberry fields in honor of the founders of Cooley Peach Farms, who fought in World War II. Now you know you are in the right place.
This is a multi generational farm, going back to the early 1900’s. In 1989, they decided to develop their our own niche market by selling peaches directly to the consumer. In 1995 they planted 6 acres of strawberries.
Today this is the largest strawberry farm in the state with 115 acres, but it’s peaches that are still the primary crop with close to 1,000 acres in production and nearly 30 different varieties. In The Shed, the old-timey peach shed used for their market, you’ll also find summer squash, cucumbers, cantaloupes, pumpkins, and more.
Across the street from The Shed is the Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor. You can have a true southern breakfast with biscuits, gravy and grits and also a nice lunch, but save room for dessert. 12 homemade flavors of ice cream (like peach, blackberry, strawberry, etc.) plus 18 Hershey flavors along with seasonal pies and cobblers, milkshakes, and root beer floats.
There is no u-pick option, but there is a tremendous selection of fruit and vegetables along with a cafe that make this a must stop.