Since 1907, the Smith family has been farming 250 acres of land in Stony Point, North Carolina. In 1988, Alan Smith, the fourth generation of the Smith family farmers, began exploring the possibilities of composting the cow manure produced by his dairy cows. As the composting method was developed, he needed a name for the product. His great-grandfather, who originally started the family farm, was nick-named “Daddy Pete”. It is in his honor that we proudly present to you our professional, organic products that we call “Daddy Pete’s Plant Pleaser”.


To help you grow...one plant, one garden, one business at a time.

Our company continues to build upon the foundation that our owner, Alan Smith, has established with a passion for excellence, quality you can trust, great customer service, creative product design, and a spirit of innovation.



In 2008, Daddy Pete Farms was recognized as a North Carolina Century Farm. The state honors family owned and operated farms for 100 years of continuous agricultural heritage, which helps lead to the rich heritage of the state. This farm is honored by the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the North Carolina State Fair.