The Phats farm is a small family-run farm in the heart of South Carolina, with a goal of supplying healthy, wholesome produce to the local market.
The farm, known for its fresh produce, has been in business for three generations.
The Phats first operation started selling fresh fruits and vegetables to restaurants and other retailers in 1973, when their youngest daughter, Betty, was pregnant with their first child.
They’ve always been in the business of making fresh, healthy, local produce, which they’ve enjoyed for decades.
In a video interview with ESPN’s “The Mike & Mike Show,” Phat Farmer Joe Dolan explained how the farm was founded and how it was the beginning of a lifelong commitment to the community.
“We started with the idea of providing fresh produce for the local markets, which was very hard to do, and also for the restaurants that we served,” Dolan said.
“But we were able to create this whole system where we’d buy fresh produce from the farmers and the suppliers that we trusted and that we could trust the growers, and then we’d ship it to the restaurants and wholesalers that we liked.
And it was really a blessing because we could actually be part of the local food chain.”
Phat Farm’s main focus has been supplying local restaurants with fresh produce.
Dolan told ESPN that the business has expanded from a single store to more than 30 restaurants across the state.
“The biggest change in the last 30 years, it’s been from an operation to a chain, and it’s grown from about 200 to more like 800 restaurants now,” Dano said.
It’s a very small business that’s made a huge difference for the community,” he said.”
So that’s kind of what the Phats family is really proud of, is what we’re doing to help provide a great service to our customers, and that’s what we think is important about the Phat farm.”
It’s a very small business that’s made a huge difference for the community,” he said.