Larry and Tammy O'Ferrel are the owners of Family Fare Farms in Tabor City, N.C., which grows watermelons. Lipman will the company's exclusive marketer. Photo courtesy Lipman Family Farms

Lipman Family Farms has partnered with North Carolina-based Table Fare Farms.

Lipman will be the exclusive marketer for the farm, according to a news release. The farm grows watermelons in Tabor City, N.C., and is owned by Larry and Tammy O’Ferrel.

“We are very excited to partner with Larry and Tammy O’Ferrel,” Scott Rush, director of Lipman Local, said in the release. “Table Fare Farms will be a great addition to the Lipman family and will allow us to expand our local produce offerings to our customers.”

According to the release, Lipman plans to expand the partnership to include other commodities.Lipman Family Farms logo

Now linked with 50 local farmers in more than 20 states, Lipman partners with growers around the country through the “Lipman Local” program, according to the release.

“Working with Lipman is the ideal next step for us,” Table Fare Farms owner Larry O’Ferrel, said in the release. “We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.”