White's Family Farm in Springfield, TN
Demetria White, matriarch of the White family has a sugary southern accent like few women you meet. And she is one of the nicest women farmers we know. You name it, the Whites grow it, from tomatoes, to squash, to melons, to berries, to broccoli to cabbage. Son, Paul grows most of the consumer vegetables, while dad John handles most of the row crops, such as soybeans, corn and tobacco. Demetria handles the farmers markets and the book work and the marketing. For the Whites farming is a way of life. And we're thankful for that.
The White Family has been raising tobacco and produce for many generations. During the winter months, before Spring Planting begins, they have fun making things out of Tobacco Sticks and Old Barn Wood. Check out their Facebook page to find out where you can see our creations.
We are proud to have them as the farm sponsor of our first Edible Nashville Farm Dinner at TN Grass Fed Farm July 22, 2017.
The White's CSA
2017 Season: May 2nd - October 28th
$700 (Whole Share) or $375 (1/2 Share)
Here are the basics: White's Family Farm offers "shares" to the public. The share consists of approximately 26 boxes of fruits & vegetables. Consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (½ bushel box) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. (May thru October)
This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.
As a White's Family Farm Share Holder, you can expect to receive ultra-fresh food, straight from the farm, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits (no waiting a week or more for produce to get to your Grocery shelves). You will know exactly where your food comes from.
You will develop a relationship with the farmer who grows your food and will learn more about how food is grown.Another huge benefit of becoming a Farm Share Holder with White's Family Farm is knowing how your food is irrigated. We have a Fresh Water Spring that flows from a cave on our farm. Our spring test results show it to be a very clean, pure source, so you won’t ever have to worry about vegetables that carrying salmonella contamination.
You can also expect to be exposed to new vegetables and new ways of preparing and storing your food. (Recipes will be included.)