About The Farm and Farmers
Where is Doe Run Farms located? Doe Run Farm is located midway between Huntsville and Nashville. We deliver weekly farm boxes through our CSA program to both cities as well as other locations that are listed on the pick up locations page of this website. You may pick up at one of our many pick up locations, take advantage of our Home delivery service or, we can deliver to your Workplace for the convenience of employees. If you have an idea for a pick up location, let us hear about it. We are always looking for good locations near bustling neighborhoods.
About your farmers at Doe Run Farms and our partner farms..the personal side.
Some twenty years ago John and I retired from prior careers. Upon retirement, we decided to downsize to a smaller home after raising our family and living in Huntsville Alabama for thirty years. We moved to Tennessee and purchased acreage and built our home in the rural community of Bidwell Tn.(near Fayetteville in Lincoln County)
We raised a garden, shared it with family, and learned the importance of eating seasonally. Over time, our interest and the time spent in growing food took up more and more of our days, We attended conferences, read lots of books, and became friends with experienced farmers who were also great teachers. We had mentor friends that helped us initially, especially Paul Wiediger and his wife, the late Alison Wiediger from Kentucky. Thanks to their inspiration and their workshops, John and I together built high tunnels on our farm. Doe Run Farms was one of the first farms in middle Tennessee to begin using high tunnels for vegetable production. Since then they have become very popular for growing crops in our part of the country.
For a few years prior to starting our CSA, we sold our farm products at The Franklin Farmers Market in Franklin Tn. and at the first Madison, Alabama Farmers Market. As our CSA program grew and the years passed, we invited a dozen or so other seasoned farmers (some of which belong to the Old Order Amish) to partner with us in order to offer more diversity in our CSA shares. This partnership continues today and our CSA community is better because of it.
We are enthusiastic about farming, premium quality food and sustainability. Our farm supporters are passionate about the availability of fresh food that’s grown close to their home. We are blessed in so many ways; with our farm which gives us a way to earn our income, the friendship we share with our partner farms, their families, and with our farm’s loyal supporters and their families. We are also blessed with the good health to continue our work on the farm, and with a community of individuals and families who place their trust and confidence in us each growing season.
Judy and John McGary, Farmers at Doe Run Farms