Our Story

In the last 100 years, Hampton Farms has grown from a small family business to a family of businesses, and together we’ve made Hampton Farms the leading roaster of in-shell peanuts in the United States. We remain committed to providing America’s finest nut-based food products.

Over the years, we have carefully cultivated relationships with farmers to ensure our products’ quality from seed to shelf. Headquartered in Severn, North Carolina and in conjunction with our other plants in Edenton, NC, Franklin, VA, Springfield, MA, Lubbock, TX and Portales, NM, we roast, pack, and market finished nut products direct to customers nationwide. We operate with full vertical integration that ensures premier quality at every stage.

After World War II, Garland Dallas Barnes returned from military service and founded Severn Peanut company with his dad, George Dallas Barnes. Garland, aka, “Mutt” Barnes, was there from day one, and later served aspresident until the 1980s.

Today G. Dallas Barnes, Mutt’s son and namesake grandson, is at the helm of the Hampton Farms family of companies. As Hampton Farms moves into its second century, we feel blessed to have built a successful business, and we continue to adhere to the fundamental principles that got us here: maintaining honesty, integrity and fairness, and playing an active role within our local, regional and national communities. We are committed to growth, sustainability and providing products that bring people together. We invite you to crack into the goodness of Hampton Farms nuts

Our Mission

Protecting God’s Creation and Promoting Excellence in Our Work Environment

Reflecting the Highest Quality and Care in All Products and Services

Understanding Employee Needs for a Balanced Work-Personal Life; Promoting a Family-Friendly Workplace

Honoring God by Conducting All Business with Honesty and Integrity

Promoting a Workplace Encouraging Creative Solutions from Our Most Important Asset, Our People

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