Sunset Farm Foods has been making delicious products since 1918!
About Us / Our History
Back in 1918, Walter W. Carroll started selling two sides of beef a week to Flashers Meat Market on Ashley St. in Valdosta, Georgia. In 1932, his son, James D. Carroll, joined him in the business. That same year they purchased the land where the company sits today.
In 1935 construction of a facility was started on the site. In 1937 the company was given the name W.W. Carroll & Son. In 1938 the name was changed again, this time to Carroll Stockyards, a name appropriate given the company’s involvement in cattle ranching.
WW Carroll and James D Carroll, Sr.
Carroll Packing Company
In 1948 the name was changed again to Carroll Packing Company to emphasize the growing focus on retail and wholesale meats.
In 1965, James D. Carroll, Jr. came aboard. His brother, Walter W. Carroll II joined in 1971. In 1969 a sausage recipe was created by Jack Knight that would become the pride of Sunset Farm Foods – the same recipe that is used today. The company went under Federal inspection in 1975 enabling it to cross state lines with its products. This event dramatically increased the growth rate of the company as the state of Florida was eager for the fresh products of the company.
In 1980 the name was changed again to Sunset Farm Foods. In 1997 Walter W. Carroll II left the company as James D. Carroll, Jr’s son, Thomas G. Carroll came aboard.
Today you can find our products throughout the Southeast and around the world in American military commissaries.
Sunset Farm Foods belongs to the Southeast Meat Association (SEMA)
In addition to the Sunset Farm Brand label you can find our products in both retail distribution and the food service industry.
Our products include smoked sausages in delicious flavors such as mild, hot, cracked pepper jalapeño, bell pepper and onion, and garlic herb sun-dried tomato. We also offer beef sausage and chicken sausage in addition to our fresh sausage patties, links and market style sausage. If you love sausage, but not the MSG then try our no MSG offerings. Hungry for something besides sausage? We also offer smoked hams, picnics, bacon and country favorites such as souse, chitterling loaf and liver pudding.