Babe + Sage Farm
About: Babe + Sage Farm, located in Gordon, GA was started in 2011 by Bobby and Chelsea Losh-Jones. Together with their apprentices and toddler son Tripp, they manage 8 acres of sustainable vegetable production.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide customers in middle Georgia with fresh seasonal produce and artisanal farm products of the highest quality with a strong taste of place; to manage the land in a way that is economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable; and increase knowledge of sustainable land management practices in the middle Georgia community.
Forest Grove Farm
About: Just on the east border of Sandersville, Georgia, Forest Grove Farm practices sustainable and organic methodology to grow vegetables and fruit. A small but growing herd of Khatadin/Dorper meat sheep are primarily grass-fed.
Forest Grove Farm is owned by farmer Lyle Lansdell. The farm includes many historic buildings in addition to the sheep and vegetables. Says Lyle of farming: "My great-great grandfather, great grandfather, and grandfather were all farmers. It’s in my blood." Day-to-day tasks are completed by the farms' newest stewards, Katie Doe Patowski and Christopher Horaceck.
Mission Statement: We need to take care of our land, and I’m working on that with my animals and working toward recycling nutrients back into my vegetables. I’m an only child and feel responsible for this land. I feel a connection to it, and I want to do the right thing with it.
Rag & Frass Farm
About: Located in Jeffersonville, Georgia, Rag & Frass Farm just wrapped up its fourth year; turning an old motel and overgrown pasture into a diversified 2-acre farm.
The farm is run by lady-farmer extraordinaire, Julia Asherman, with help from her loyal farm-hand, Lena White. Specializing in vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs and mushrooms we farm with nothing but the good stuff: bootstrapping resourcefulness, tender loving care and lots of organic matter.
Mission Statement: We utilize mulch, cover crops, crop rotation, homemade compost, and limited tillage to achieve long-term sustainability, enabling us to grow healthy produce year-round. We follow organic standards and NEVER use pesticides, synthetic chemical fertilizers, herbicides or treated seed!
The Little Farm
About: The Little Farm, located in Gray, GA, (Jones Co.) is run by Rusty and Amy Bean, along with their children and WWOOFERs. Here's what the Beans have to say about their farm: "We grow award- winning Bermuda hay, naturally grown vegetables, (grown without herbicides OR pesticides) farm fresh eggs from free range chickens, and we bake fresh, homemade whole wheat bread and zucchini bread! (Our bread is made the day of the sale!) We are now offering fish that have grown, free range, in our spring fed ponds. No cages or artificial pools. We also participate in Wildlife, soil and water conservation."
The Lonely Cricket Farm
About: The Lonely Cricket Forest Farm is a small, sustainable farm in Haddock, Georgia. Our most recent endeavor, a bio-intensive market garden, supplies fresh seasonal vegetables and a variety of ornamental plants. The modest hand cultivated garden measures 8000 sq ft with plans to expand in the near future. To achieve the highest degree of nutrition, quality, and sanitation we implement good agricultural practices and only use OMRI approved inputs.
Mission Statement: Our priority and approach is to restore and maintain an ecologically diverse ecosystem by implementing multi resource stewardship principles and best management practices.