Edmondson Farms can be traced back to a small community located just south of Vardaman, MS. It was there that Thomas and Thelma Edmondson were married in 1920 and started a farm.
Carter Edmondson was born in 1946 and was the ninth child of Thomas and Thelma. In 1948, Bettye Reedy, the future Bettye Edmondson, was born to Eli and Laverne Reedy. Eli and Laverne purchased a farm adjacent to the Edmondson Farm, and moved their family there in 1954. The main source of income for both families were farming cotton, sweet potatoes, and saw milling timber.
In 1968, Carter and Bettye were married and established a home on a piece of ground located within walking distance from both families. It was in 1978, that they bought Eli and Laverne’s land. They purchased Thomas and Thelma’s land in 1994. In 2006, Tim Edmondson, son of Carter and Bettye, built a home on the site of his father’s childhood home. Four years later, P.K. Edmondson, son of Carter and Bettye, built a home on the site of his mother’s childhood home. Now the third and fourth generation members of Edmondson Farms are living and working on the original Reedy and Edmondson homestead.
As of 2016, Edmondson Farms is responsible for growing 4500 acres of the best quality sweet potatoes in the United States of America.