2014 Spring CSA Guide

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has continued to grow in the Middle Tennessee area, and there is bound to be a farm whose delivery day/pickup spot and products meet your family's needs. Buying whole food directly from a farm does mean cooking -- but it also can be an adventure, having a bit of fun with trying new ingredients and sharing recipes with your fellow CSA members! Many of the following farms have delivery spots within the Nashville Metro area, so check out their websites, call the farmer, and figure out what works for you. Join the local food revolution!

Bledsoe County

Colvin Family Farm
Adam Colvin
1045 JB Swafford Rd.
Pikeville
1-866-865-8329
customersupport@colvinfamilyfarm.com
www.colvinfamilyfarm.com

Colvin Family Farm is a small, family-owned and -operated farm. We raise more than 50 different Certified Naturally Grown varieties of vegetables, herbs, and fruits, and offer a CSA serving Crossville and Nashville.


Cannon County

Flying S Farms
Catherine and Ben Simmons
416 Doolittle Rd.
Woodbury
615-563-4569
bakingfarmer@hotmail.com
www.bakingfarmer.com

We are a natural, sustainable farm growing a wide variety of heirloom and non-GMO hybrid produce. We also offer soups, breads, and more made in our licensed kitchens and available all year round. Our CSA begins in May and we have pickups at the East Nashville Farmers' Market and the Franklin Farmers' Market.


Cumberland County

Wild Things CSA
Terry Brooks
766 Hebbertsburg Rd.
Crab Orchard
931-459-4919
wildthings@frontiernet.net
www.wildthingscsafarm.com

We offer a spring/summer CSA with organically grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Crop selection includes heirloom seed crops, open-pollinated crops, and tasty hybrid selections. Fresh eggs are available all year long. In addition to farm pickups, we make CSA deliveries to Rockwood, Fairfield Glade, and Crossville.

Davidson County

Bells Bend Farm
Eric Wooldridge and Loran Shallenberger 5188 Old Hickory Blvd.
Nashville
615-974-2388
loran@bellsbendfarms.com
www.bellsbendfarms.com

Bells Bend Farms is happy to offer CSA shares for pickup in East Nashville, West Nashville, Vanderbilt, and at the farm. In addition, you can find our products at the Vanderbilt and Richland Park Farmers' Markets. CSA signup is now open for the 2014 season!

Fresh Harvest LLC
John Drury or Tally May
3514 Gray Lane
Thompson Station
931-623-0631
tally@wildblue.net [HYPERLINK: mailto:tally@wildblue.net] / john.drury@att.net www.freshharvest.locallygrown.net
Wednesday 4 - 6 p.m.

Fresh Harvest provides a flexible alternative to the traditional CSA model with a weekly e-mail subscription for the Nashville area. We feature only local and organically grown produce, meats, and eggs, as well as artisan products and baked goods. We also love to grow flowers, and offer weekly bouquets during the growing season.


Green Door Gourmet
Sylvia Ganier
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville
615-942-7169
info@greendoorgourmet.com
www.greendoorgourmet.com
Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We offer a traditional CSA as well as flexible CSA programs, and an on-farm market for the general public. Our on-farm market carries Green Door Gourmet seasonal produce as well as artisan products, over 80 local and regional vendors including chocolates, tea, beauty products, honey, preserves, pottery, art, and much more.


Paradise Produce
Sonia and Stacy Geny
7801 Whites Creek Pike
Joelton
615-476-9203
paradiseproduce@gmail.com
www.paradiseproducefarms.com

We offer naturally grown, chemical/pesticide- and GMO-free produce. Full and half-share CSAs are currently open to sign ups. CSA season spans 25 weeks May - October. Customers can find us at the East Nashville and Franklin Farmers' Markets.

Six Boots Growers' Collective
Kevin Sykes
Nashville
919-624-1058
sixbootscollective@gmail.com
http://www.sixbootscollective.com/

We are a group of vegetable farmers in Bells Bend who use well-planned growing practices and low-impact soil management techniques. We sell at farmers' markets and through our Community Supported Agriculture program. Our 2014 CSA program will provide members with 28 weeks of high-quality vegetables, herbs, and flowers. We will start pickups in mid-May and continue through early December. Members can pick up their produce at the 12 South Farmers' Market or on the farm.

DeKalb County

Purple Maize Farm
Karley Thompson and Kevin Larkin
1841 Vandergriff Hollow Rd.
Dowelltown
615-536-6136
purplemaizefarm@gmail.com

Our farm specializes in outrageously delicious, unusually colored heirloom vegetables! We offer full, half, and individually sized CSA shares with pickup points in Smithville and Watertown. We also attend the DeKalb County Farmers' Market in Smithville, as well as provide on-farm sales.

Starry Hill Farm
Duane Park
1021 Chapman Hollow Rd.
Dowelltown
615-536-6174
farmerpark@yahoo.com
www.starryhillfarm.com

We sell mostly meats and vegetables grown using organic growing methods. Our produce wagons run throughout Middle TN and we have CSA spots available. We also grow heirlooms and open-pollinated varieties.

Fentress County

Herb and Plow
Chris Arnold
823 Hack Beatty Rd.
Grimsley
herbandplow@gmail.com

We are growing most of the year and have a CSA. We have been farming using organic practices for over 20 years. We will have lots of strawberries, specialty lettuces, carrots, greens, radishes, and celery this spring. We sell at the Oak Ridge market; via Crossville's online market, locallygrown.net; at the Nashville Farmers' Market on Sunday; and offer pickups at the farm.

Grundy County

Frontier Family Farms
Michael Raines
391 Frontier Rd.
Altamont
931-692-3919
MichaelRaines@me.com

We produce early and late greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries. We also have year-round hydroponic lettuce and some greens. We offer seasonal and full-year CSAs, but if you want to participate in those, you need to act early in the season, as it fills up fast. We sell in Nashville, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, and through three online locallygrown.net farmers' markets, along with making special deliveries.

Hickman County

Beaverdam Creek Farm
Philip, Trish, Jake, and Tricia Ann Lingo 516 Sulphur Creek Rd.
Centerville
931-623-3732
trish@beaverdamcreekfarm.com
www.beaverdamcreekfarm.com

Our CSA customers receive 23 weekly baskets, beginning in May, filled with beautiful fresh produce, herbs, and flowers. We sell naturally raised, grass-fed meats including beef, lamb, and poultry, too. Find us on Saturdays year round at the Franklin Farmers' Market.

Lewis County

Avalon Acres Farms
Tim and Jennifer Bodnar
750 Piney Creek Rd.
Hohenwald
931-628-3938
farmers@avalon-acres.com
www.avalon-acres.com

We are a one-stop-shop CSA selling our free-range eggs and pasture-raised, hormone-free beef, pork, lamb, chicken (and turkey seasonally). Our spring program begins on the first Sunday of May. The deliveries throughout the Nashville Metro area will be every week for 26 weeks. We also offer a variety of share sizes and packages. New this year, we are offering soups and stews made from local produce.


Lincoln County

Doe Run Farms CSA
Judy and John McGary
345 Old Petersburg Pike
Petersburg
931-659-6204
931-625-2651
drf@hughes.net
www.doerunfarms.com

100% locally grown, fresh vegetables, produce, berries, and fruit. Artisan cheese, Fruit Lovers Shares, and Tomato Lovers Shares are also available, too, with the purchase of a mini or regular CSA share. We now offer CSA home delivery service to Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Green Hills, or the Old Hickory-Mt. Juliet areas.

Macon County

Long Hungry Creek Farm
Jeff Poppen, The Barefoot Farmer
Red Boiling Springs
615-352-8588
Alan Powell, CSA Coordinator
alan@barefootfarmer.com
www.barefootfarmer.com

CSA shares are available for 2014. We have three pickup locations. All pickups are on Monday; our main site runs from 4 - 7 p.m. at 2610 Westwood Dr., Nashville, 37204. Our two satellite locations are in East and West Nashville. (Last year we were at both Porter Road butcher shops from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) Our aim is to grow high-quality produce and help others do the same. We are the oldest CSA in Tennessee.


Morgan County

West Wind Farms LLC
Ralph and Kimberlie Cole
155 Shekinah Way
Deer Lodge
855-593-7894
toll-free (855)5-WESTWIND
customerservice@westwindfarms.com
www.westwindfarms.com

We have five different CSA packages available, or you can order online from a huge selection of 100% grass-fed meats, pastured poultry, sausages, no-sodium-nitrate deli meats and meat snacks, free-roaming farm eggs, raw milk and milk products, cheeses, breads, teas, seasonings, body products, and more. For a complete list of delivery spots and farmers' markets, check our website.


Putnam County

3 Sisters Farm
Wendy Williams
Cookeville
931-783-0529
threesistersfarm50@yahoo.com
www.3sistersfarmtn.com
Open Saturday

We are a family-owned and -operated farm for spring, summer, and fall vegetables, herbs, flowers, and berries. In addition to selling at the Cookeville Farmers' Market on Saturdays, we also have CSA member pickups there as well. 2014 CSA member sign-up is underway.

Waters Farm
Randy and Nathan Dodson
8426 Kermit LaFever
Baxter
931-267-9242
nbdodson@gmail.com

We currently grow vegetables and strawberries year round. We offer four 12-week CSA seasons to the Cookeville area with a growing number of available shares. We also offer organically grown brown eggs.

Robertson County

Gourmet Pasture Beef
Kathy Gunn
5458 Gunn Rd.
Springfield
615-504-2046
steak@gourmetpasturebeef.com
www.gourmetpasturebeef.com

We sell 100% grass-fed and -finished beef. Our cattle are Angus/Hereford cross with 14 days of dry aging, giving our beef an amazing high-end flavor and tenderness hard to find anywhere else. We also sell at the Robertson County Farmers' Market and offer a CSA package.


Hidden Springs Farm
Karen Wortman
2341 Gunn Road
Springfield
615-210-7525
info@hiddenspringsfarms.com
www.hiddenspringsfarms.com

We offer pasture-raised chicken and farm-fresh eggs, naturally grown veggies and herbs, and we are home to Boer, Angora, and Nubian goats. We offer a CSA with deliveries to Springfield and Nashville, and pickup from the farm. Sign-ups are going on now. We also offer wholesale herbs and fabulous classes and workshops.

Rutherford County

Gigi's Organic Garden @ Sinking Creek Farm Danny and Ginger Demonbreun
2473 Battleground Dr.
Murfreesboro
solfoodg@gmail.com
http://www.gigisorganic.com/

We are a Certified Naturally Grown Customized CSA. We grow, harvest, and deliver your vegetables and herbs to your door in the Murfreesboro and surrounding area.

Jones Mill Farm
J.R. and Judy Stroud
391 Jones Mill Road
LaVergne
615-459-4727
popsstroud@aol.com

Year-round e-mail subscription service taking weekly orders for Franklin Farmers' Market, East Nashville Farmers' Market, and Murfreesboro Farmers' Market. We grow certified naturally grown heirloom varieties and other unusual produce and fruits. We also grind our own flour from organic grains and sell breads, jams, and jellies from our certified kitchen.


Smith County

Peaceful Pastures
Jenny and Darrin Drake
69 Cowan Valley Lane
Hickman
615-683-4291
customerservice@peacefulpastures.com
www.peacefulpastures.com

Open all year round for phone and online orders. Quantity discounts. We have a summer (May - October) CSA and offer regular as well as pork-free CSAs. We deliver CSA shares and sell directly to the public at the Franklin Farmers' Market, Richland Park Farmers' Market, Hip Donelson Farmers' Market, and Cookeville Farmers' Market. We raise hormone- and antibiotic-free, pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, and poultry.

Sumner County

Madison Creek Farms
Peggy and Mark Marchetti
1228 Willis Branch Rd.
Goodlettsville
615-855-6430
madisoncreek@aol.com
www.madisoncreekfarms.com

We sell from the farm. We also offer a vegetable and fruit spring and summer CSA, with pickups available from the farm. We sell produce, cut flowers, and baked goods from our on-farm market pavilion every weekend through November.


Walnut Hills Farm
Doug and Sue Bagwell
6635 Highway 231N
Bethpage
615-374-4575
info@walnuthillsfarm.com
www.walnuthillsfarm.com

We specialize in sustainable practices for raising beef, chicken, pork, and eggs. Animals are raised on grass without use of antibiotics or steroids. We sell at the Nashville Farmers' Market on Saturday and Sunday (Saturday year round), as well as through our CSA and on-farm stand.


White Squirrel Farm
Tracy & Chris Winters
1244 Smith Thompson Rd.
Bethpage
615-374-1949
whitesquirrelfarm@gmail.com

We are a small family farm focused on providing a diverse selection of produce using strict organic growing methods. We grow veggies, fruits, flowers, and herbs year round via our CSA and farmers' markets.


VanBuren County

Fall Creek Farms
Dana and Bradley Bleasdale
Walling Rd.
Spencer
931-316-3041
fallcreekfarms@gmail.com
www.fallcreekfarms.net

We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm, delivering raw milk (by herd share agreement only) and pesticide-free vegetables to Cookeville, Chattanooga, and points in between. We also feature 100% grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range eggs, and cow and goat share, plus goat-milk soap. We have a CSA weekly basket delivery for 26 weeks.

Williamson County

Allenbrooke Farms
Stephanie and Daniel Allen
2023 Doctor Robertson Rd.
Spring Hill
615-406-4592
info@allenbrookefarms.com
www.allenbrookefarms.com

The farm is Certified Naturally Grown and many of the varieties we grow are unique heirloom varieties that cannot be found in stores. Our CSA season runs for 24 weeks, from mid-May through October. We sell at our farmstand and at the Franklin Farmers' Market.

Delvin Farms
Hank and Cindy Delvin, Hank Delvin, Jr., and Amy Delvin Tavalin 6400 Delvin Farm Lane
College Grove
615-395-4721
hank@delvinfarms.com
www.delvinfarms.com

Our 220-acre vegetable farm along the Harpeth River is certified organic. Throughout the year you can find us at many of the producers-only farmers' markets in and around Nashville. We offer a CSA production in addition to the produce we sell at the farmers' markets. For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook.


Twin Blade Farms
Thomas Everett
5213 Carters Creek Pike
Thompson's Station
615-794-4711
thomas@twinbladefarms.com
www.twinbladefarms.com

Beginning in May, our CSA provides our members with fresh, delicious veggies for the entirety of the growing season. Pickups from the farm and other locations in the Franklin area.


Wilson County

Double Star Bar Farms
Rod White
4685 Kennedy Creek Rd.
Auburntown
615-408-4097
615-893-7345
roderick_white@hotmail.com
www.doublestarbarfarm.com

For the spring, we are offering a half-bushel per week/12-week spring CSA. We also will have asparagus for sale starting around March 15. Asparagus is not included in the CSA. All deliveries are in Murfreesboro (about four blocks off the square).


Lester Farms
Mitchell Lester
2811 Coles Ferry Pike
Lebanon
615-564-0871
mitchell@lesterfarmstn.com
http://www.lesterfarmstn.com/
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We practice sustainable farming methods to produce the highest quality produce. Our products are available through our CSA and at our farmstand April - October. We also sell at various other locations around mid-state, so visit our website to find a location near you!

RS Ranch
Russ Clark
1933A Chicken Rd.
Lebanon
615-772-1752
russ@rsranch.net

We grow and process the herbs that are used to make our handcrafted soaps. Are you planning to have backyard chickens? Then call us for your hens and coup. We breed and raise heritage lines as well as sex-link hens. Our eggs go to regular customers who enroll in one of the CSAs we offer. We are completing the Certified Naturally Grown certification.

Southern Kentucky Farms Serving Middle Tennessee

Allen County

Bugtussle Farm
Eric and Cher Smith
Gamaliel
270-457-BUGS
info@bugtussle.com
www.bugtusslefarm.com


This is our 12th anniversary of offering three acres of beyond-"organic" vegetables, supplying our Gallatin and Nashville CSA members with 30 - 35 weeks of spring, summer, fall, and winter shares. We have a large flock of pasture foraging laying hens, a large flock of Katahdin sheep, a small herd of British White and Black Angus cattle, and a few hogs -- all pasture fed. Currently our meat products are available only to our CSA members. We deliver and sell at the West Nashville Farmers' Market.

Eco-Gardens CSA
Andrew and Reuben Habegger
149 Strawberry Lane
Scottsville
615-331-0104
615-826-0033
eco-gardenscsa@bellsouth.net
http://www.crievewood.org

A 28-week, spring-through-fall CSA producing a wide variety of vegetables, berries, melons, and herbs. Contact 615-331-0104, or eco-gardenscsa@bellsouth.net, about our Nashville pickups at Crievewood Baptist Church, 480 Hogan Rd. (Crieve Hall); and Christ The King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd. (Contact Hendersonville Produce, 615-826-0033, about the Hendersonville pickup at 760 E. Main St.) New this year will be an on farm market on Saturdays.


Hill and Hollow Farm
Robin Verson and Paul Bela
8707 Breeding Road
Edmonton
270-432-0567
hhcsa@scrtc.com
www.hillandhollowfarm.com
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 noon

Certified organic, we deliver our CSA shares and sell additional produce at the Nashville Farmers' Market every Saturday from May through October. In addition to a variety of sustainably grown vegetables, we have fresh herbs, cut flowers, shiitake mushrooms, and other farm-fresh treats.

Need More Acres
Michelle Howell
261 Moats Lane
Bowling Green
270-842-8611
michelle.lifeisgood@gmail.com
www.needmoreacres.com

We offer two CSA options, including a Farm Store CSA, which features milk, eggs, meat, bread, cheese, fruits, vegetables, and pantry staples every week. We also offer an Heirloom Season CSA July - September. Pickups at the farm.

Taste of Jewell Farms
Tehran Jewell
3038 Porter Pike
Bowling Green
270-392-1399
sweepyswam@hotmail.com
http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M26577

We are a group of like-minded family farms growing fruits, vegetables, and sustainably raised beef, chicken, pork, and rabbit. Our family farm, Jewell Farms, transitioned from tobacco to growing fruits and vegetables for other families through our CSA and farmers' markets in Bowling Green and Middle Tennessee. CSA pickups are at the farm and predetermined locations.