Lane Southern Orchards nationally recognized

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Lane Southern Orchards is featured on a national list of successful small businesses.

Small Business Revolution learned about the Fort Valley peach farm online. Representatives contacted Lane Southern Orchards for an interview before selecting the business to be featured as one of 100 compelling small businesses in the United States.

Lane Southern Orchards has been growing peaches and pecans for more than 100 years.

“This used to be a cinder block building where the sales people were trying to sell peaches to Kroger and Wal-mart, but people would start knocking on the door [wanting] to buy peaches so they hired a college student and got one picnic table and set that student outside with a couple of boxes of peaches. Its kind of progressed from there,” explained Wendy Barton, the Marketing Director for Lane Southern Orchards. 

Small Business Revolution said Lane Southern Orchards is one of the biggest employers in Peach County with 65 full-time employees. To view the photo essay click here.

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