We’re stewards of the land that we’ve been entrusted with. We build our soil through integrated, sustainable production practices and work hard to make the land better. We don’t farm crops. We build sustainable environments. This is the 3rd generation we’ve been doing this.
Production Practices: There are no synthetic inputs or GMO seeds, and we practice crop rotation and cover-cropping while following all the OMRI guidelines.
The Bring It Basket: Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peppers, Rhubarb, Chard, Cabbage and Beets.
Matthew's Sweet Potato Farm Visit Wearpotatoes.com
We are family owned and operated and have been in business over 100 years & 5 generations. We are a business you and your family can trust.
Production Practices: Matthew’s Sweet Potato Farm is a prominent farm in the heart of the Delta. We are located in Wynne, Arkansas and provide delicious sweet potatoes throughout the country. Established in 1885, five generations of sweet potato farmers, three generations work on the farm today. For 2012, MSPF crop production is 800 acres of sweet potatoes and 165 acres of rice. Our facility is a packer/shipper twelve months a year. Supplying fresh sweet potatoes in custom packaging, we pride ourselves in meeting our customer’s needs.
Braggadocio Visit Mckasklefamilyfarm.com
After college, Steve and Kaye McKaskle decided to come back home to Braggadocio, Missouri to continue the family’s farming tradition of five generations. In 1973, they first began conventional cotton and soybean farming but later in 1991, decided to convert the farms to organic.
Production Practices: Their first organic crop was cotton which was sold to companies such as, Espirit, Ecosport, Patagonia and Nike. Their first rotational crop was soybeans and sold to (and still are) Arrowhead Mills. Currently the McKaskles farm over 1000 acres organically and present crops include popcorn, Basmati and regular long-grain rice, soybeans, winter wheat and oats. Though it was the premium organic price that first enticed Steve and Kaye to farm organically, today they do it because it is the “right thing” to do! In March 2010, the McKaskles decided to form a new company to market their organic popcorn and rice under the Braggadocio® name.
The Bring It Basket : Value added Organic Popcorn and Rice
Jones Orchard Visit Jonesorchard.com
We continue to produce peaches with the same quality and high standards today as those from 1940. We strive for excellence and distinction. Our family farm now enjoys the distinction of providing home-grown peaches to Memphis and the Mid-South for over seven decades.
Production Practices: Located just 10 miles north of Memphis, Jones Orchard has been providing the best in fresh fruits to Memphis and the Mid-South for over 7 decades. Today we have grown to over 600 acres in production. We strive to offer the freshest fruit to our customers, just as our grandfather, H.L. “Peaches” Jones did in 1940 when he started our farm. We offer three pick-your-own locations, two roadside markets, three farmers’ market booths, a homestyle restaurant, a robust jelly business and a fall harvest celebration complete with a huge corn maze and three haunts sure to delight and scare!
Best known for our extraordinary peaches, we now have 110 acres devoted to 25 varieties of peaches, including customer favorites – Elberta, Redskin, Georgia Belle, and Indian Peaches. Our peaches are fragile, local jewels. They can’t be shipped long distances and must be consumed shortly after picking. We also grow heirloom peach varieties not available in grocery stores today. You will be amazed by the rich, juicy flavor of Jones Peaches.
The Bring It Basket: Many fresh fruits and of course, peaches!
Our goal at Urban Farms is to demonstrate the desirability of fresh healthful food produced in a local environment. Our desire is to exhibit the environmental and economic viability of this enterprise establishing it as a model that others might follow.
Production Practices: We aggressively compost on-site, maintain a vermiculture production operation to produce soil enrichment; and refrain from tilling as much as possible. This is done to build the best soil tilth and fertility we can. We do this in order to assure the best possible nutrition is available in all the produce we raise. We rarely use any kind of applied pesticide but on those rare occasions it is an organic approved type. We have never used any herbicides.
The Bring It Basket: For the summer season we will be growing a variety of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, beans, carrots, onions, cabbage and other leafy greens and salad greens.
Winchester Farms Visit Winchester-farm.com
Winchester Farm is home to chemical-free, pastured Black Angus cattle, Berkshire and Yorkshire pigs,lay9ing hens, broiler chickens, as well as chemical-free produce. Our animals are born and raised right here in Dancyville, and are fed all-natural diets with food indigenous to their land. We believe the key to growing healthy food, whether vegetables or livestock, is healthy soil.
Production Practices: We have been improving our soil each year for the past 9 years. We have found that the key to healthy soil in our part of the country is making sure there is an adequate amount of calcium. So after many years of applying what conventional agriculture declares to be “too much” ground limestone to our soil, Winchester Farm now is home to living, breathing, calcium-rich earth throughout our 1,600 acres.
Tubby Creek Farm Visit TubbyCreekFarm.com
Tubby Creek Farm is the working farm and homestead of Josephine and Randy Alexander, located in Ashland, Mississippi. We are firmly committed to regenerative agriculture – we want to grow food in a way that not only sustains the land but heals and improves it. Likewise, we strive to support the health, well being and livelihood of all those who our farming touches, including, of course, the people who eat our food!
Production Practices: The farmland was acquired in spring of 2011, until which time it had been used to grow commodity crops using conventional techniques. We are actively working to build soil rich in organic matter and healthy biological communities in the soil by using cover crops, green manures, and natural soil amendments. We grow your food with love, sunshine, water and a lot of compost but no synthetic chemicals because we are devoted to the safety of our food and the health of the land. As our farm matures, we plan to integrate livestock into our permaculture design, seeking to “close the loop” as much as we can to make our farm function as a self-sustaining organism.
Delta Sol Farm Visit DeltaSolFarm.com
Delta Sol Farm is a small, diversified, USDA certified organic farm in Proctor, AR. We focus on growing super magical, flavorful vegetables and do this by maintaining happy, healthy soils. We also are fantastic, happy cut flower growers and raise small herds of pigs, cows and sheep. On harvest mornings you will find us rocking out to Beyonce’ and The Grateful Dead. You can find us at the Cooper Young Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from 8 – 1. We love farming and are so blessed to be out in the fields doing what we love and making sure you know what fresh is all about.
Ly Vu's Produce
Ly Vu is a Hmong farmer with land near Bolivar, TN. Moving to Memphis from Laos in 1976, he and his brother were assisted by Catholic Charities on Jefferson Avenue. He went on to attend Central High School. Marrying in 1980, he and his wife began farming soon after, as a way to have their young children near them while they worked. “All our children grew up helping on the farm, after school and in summers. We love living in the country.” He especially enjoys deer hunting with bows. Ly Vu farms conventionally on thirty acres and his produce can be found at the Agricenter Farmers Market and the Memphis Farmers Market.
In 1976, after purchasing a 100-acre homestead in Lebanon, Kentucky I (Jack Bickerest) first started gardening trying different growing methods. In 1985, we moved to our current 4-½ acre plot in Shelby County, TN. After gardening for ourselves for many years, and wishing to connect to our community “Jack’s Farmacy” was established in 2012.
Production Practices: Jack’s Farmacy is a small-scale production garden using organic spin-farming methods. We use composted horse manure and wood chips from a stable located just across the street. Only OMRI approved insecticides are used.
The Bring It Basket: This fall season will include: kale, turnip greens, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, spinach, lettuce, carrots and cabbage.
HillBilly Acres Farm Visit HillBilly Acres Farm Facebook
HillBilly Acres Farm is a 92 acre family run farm in the heart of Tipton County Tennessee. It is wholly run and operated by Bill and Sheri Hudson, and their children, Ben and Alice. HillBilly Acres Farm specializes in pasture raised eggs and poultry and pork. Currently we raise chickens, turkeys and ducks, but we are in the process of building our first “hare raisers” and hope to have rabbits on site next spring. We believe that all our live stock should live a life as close to what nature intended as possible, while still protecting our animals from predators. All of our animals spend their days out in the fresh air and sunshine with as much fresh grass, (and bugs for the chickens and turkeys) as they care to indulge in. Our animals are happy, healthy and stress free. We believe that giving our animals better living conditions gives us better food, and them a better quality of life.
Green Girl Produce
Green Girl Produce is the first vertical indoor farm in Memphis, Tn supplying the city and our Deluxe CSA with delicious micro-greens. Her little plants are 40 times more nutritious in their infant stages (when harvested) than when fully grown and are completely packed with flavor. She currently produces brassica’s, which include arugula and radish, and grow in as little as 10 days. She also raises a few slow growing varieties such as basil, parsley, red-veined sorrel, amaranth, and her secret rainbow mix that can take up to 20 days to grow. These plants grow in a 280 sq. foot hydroponic fodder system that Self designed herself. “It took a lot of tweaking,” she said, but she finally has a system that works well, producing 40 – 50 lb. of micro-greens per week at full capacity. The process is simple once the technology of the system is working smoothly. She sows the seeds in the tray, adjusts the lighting and water continuously throughout the growing period, put’s a little love in them, harvests, packages and cleans her system, and voilà, her micro-greens are on their way to you.