About Crew Family Orchards
"Crew Family Orchards" is the trade name of Crew Family Enterprises, LLC.
In 2016, Amanda and Nate Crew started Crew Family Enterprises in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Today, we grow organic olives and a variety of other goodness and fondly call ourselves "North Carolina's Olive Growers." We're veteran owned, family based, locally focused and dreaming of a delicious future for us all.
Amanda is the boss of Crew Family Orchards. Nate manages the tree cultivation, as well as running our sister business, DeepRichDirt Publishing. You'll also find our two boys, Jackson and Willy, running around, climbing trees and being boys.
So far, besides a small and growing grove of olive trees on our orchard "Fynghoed" in Wagram (and a few olive trees in Fayetteville, too) we're cultivating several different varieties of fruits at our Urban Orchard in Fayetteville. We preserve and seek to naturally improve the soil quality and allow restoration of the original forest-based ecosystem of the land.
With our friends, we're working hard to bring our neighbors the best in healthy local produce. Until our own produce supply grows larger in coming years, we are sourcing some organic local olive oil from our partners in the Southeast region, currently working closely with Green Gate Olive Grove of Florida.
We're also happy to announce our new partnership with Appin Bees of Laurinburg, NC. Their honeybees are welcome newcomers to our Wagram orchard, and you can find their honey and other hive products at www.appinbees.com.
Nature is bountiful. We invite you to partake in it with us.
More about the Crew family...
In 1929, a boy named William Crew moved to America with his family from a poor coal miners' village in Wales. He grew up and joined the US Army. Nate's "Grampa" went to boot camp, got his US citizenship upon graduation in 1943, and shipped off to participate in World War II.
Grampa survived. A kind and generous soul, he lived a full life as an army chaplain and church minister. One of his six children was Nate's dad, Jack. Dad grew up and met Mom when they were both in the military, and they had six kids of their own.
Nate finished his Army service at Fort Bragg, NC and so did Amanda. We added our sons Jackson and Willy to the family and decided to call this area home. So here we are, growing food in the rich dirt by the beautiful Lumbee River.
It's been almost a century since Grampa Crew ventured across the Atlantic. The wanderings are accomplished, and this family has "returned to our trees" as an old Welsh saying goes. Today, "mae'r dyfodol yn felys." The future is delicious.