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The charm of a 5-acre organic farm


Organically grown squash

Greenleaf Farms occupies 5 acres of land in Barnesville, Georgia, approximately 45 minutes south of Atlanta.  Greg and Maeda Brown have farmed the land for the last 3 seasons.  The property once housed a dairy farm whose structures remain standing on the property today.  An old rustic red barn and a milking parlor for cows give the farm its intimate appeal. Rows of organically grown produce and herbs are tended to by Greg Brown, the farm owner.  Several
varieties of squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, herbs, peppers,
greens and other produce are grown.

A log cabin sits in the rear of the property which was built using trees grown on the property, according to legend.  Across from the cabin are large compost bins filled with compost which is divided according to its various composition stages.

                                       

Greenleaf Farms has a very charming and inviting atmosphere.  Greg Brown is a gracious host with a wealth of information to share about farming and growing techniques. During your visit you may find a student assisting with farming the land and washing produce to prepare them for sale.

In Georgia Organics Local Food Guide you will find that Greenleaf Farms offers a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program which is a local food delivery program. The farm owners also allow agritourism, providing visitors the opportunity to tour the entire farm while learning about the
produce and herbs that are grown, the different soil conditions and characteristics, the produce growing seasons, the history of the farm and other valuable farming information. Greenleaf Farms is also a member of Georgia Organics and Certified Naturally Grown.

                                                       

Produce and herbs from Greenleaf Farms are sold locally at the Decatur Farmers' Market on Wednesdays from 4-7PM, the East Atlanta Village Market on Thursdays from 4 until dusk and Piedmont Green Market on Saturdays from 9AM-1PM.
 

Comments

  • Sharon 5 years ago

    I would like to more about the different soil conditions. I want to plant a small produce area in my yard. I have never done this before. Is there any thing special I need to do to produce healthy veggies??? What is safe to put down to deter animals while allowing the food to be clean of chemicals??? Thanks

  • Pamela Lyle 5 years ago

    Toni, let me know when you decide to start a farm somewhere locally. I would love to participate. Thanks for the great info.

    Pammie

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