The VanStaalduinen family left Holland for Hamilton, Ontario Canada in 1938. In 1943, they purchased a 240-acre in Terra Ceia in Beaufort County. Bill VanStaalduinen ran Terra Ceia Farms for 20 years after military service in the Korean War. Today, the business continues to be operated by his nephews. In 2000, Bill and son Tom opened Petals and Produce in Yeatesville. A second branch of this business was started in Washington, N.C. four years later.