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Tennessee & Alabama CSA

About The Farm and Farmers

Doe Run Farm, Petersburg, Tennessee

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.

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 in Huntsville Alabama. We moved to Tennessee and purchased a small farm and built our home there in the rural community of Bidwell Tn.(near Fayetteville)

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 many experienced farmers.  We had many 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 at our farm to extend our growing seasons.  We were one of the first farms in middle Tennessee to begin using the high tunnels for vegetable production.

For a few years prior to starting our CSA, we sold our farm products at Farmers Markets in Franklin Tn. and in Madison, Al.   As our CSA program grew, we invited a small group of other farmers (some of which belong to the Old Order Amish) that have expertise in growing specific food crops, to partner with us to offer more crop diversity in our CSA shares. This partnership continues today and our CSA community is the better for 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.

We owe our farm supporters a debt of gratitude for helping to keep our farm economically viable.  We thank God for his love and blessings!    Judy and John McGary, Farmers at Doe Run Farms

John & Judy McGary, owners of Doe Run Farms