About

 

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Jeff Poppen, also known as the Barefoot Farmer, is the owner and operator of one of the oldest and largest organic farms in Tennessee. To receive fresh vegetables by joining our CSA click here, and for upcoming events click here.

For the past 15 years Poppen has appeared on Nashville PBS’ television program Volunteer Gardener, for over 20 years he has written a gardening column for the Macon County Chronicle, and he is the author of two books, The Best of the Barefoot Farmer Vol. 1 & Vol. 2. Poppen runs a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with the food he grows using about 8 acres of his farmland and about 40 head of cattle.

This CSA delivers fresh produce to about 150 patrons in the Nashville area, but does not account for all of the food grown at the Barefoot Farmer’s farm. Poppen is always sure to have extra for neighbors, friends, and the surrounding community. While he has only been making and utilizing biodynamic preparations in his farming and gardening for a little over 25 years, he is very proud to have spent the last 40 years providing his own food for himself from what he is able to grow.

Poppen currently runs an apprenticeship program on his farm, and when he is away from the farm he spends his time doing consulting for other farms, lecturing for schools and organized events, and starting new farms using organic and biodynamic methods.

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10 Responses to About

  1. Jim Walter says:

    I Jeff this is Jimmy in tx my sister was wondering if you keep in touch with Sherry Hudson take care one day I hope to get down your way

  2. The Franklin Garden Club of Franklin, Ky is very interested in visiting your farm .I would appreciate any information for planning a field trip. Thank you in advance. Camille L Fuller

  3. Great website. Plenty of helpful info here. I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thanks for your sweat!

  4. Beth Peek says:

    Is it locally raised honey

  5. Hello! My name is Leah Larabell. My husband and I own High Garden herbs, tea, and tradition. We are seeking local medicinal herbs to purchase and sell in our store here in East Nashville. Even if you have not grown any, I would love to come do a weed walk and you may have some amazing herbs growing wild in their favorite habitat. We could ethically wildcraft for a fee or something??
    Not sure of the details, but we would love to become a community in anyway and open up the gates of medicinal herbs from our local farms.
    Green Blessings ,
    Leah Larabell

  6. Taylo Wild says:

    Hi Jeff, hope this spring is bringing you good weather and joy. I was wondering if you accept apprentices or interns for farming. I am very interested and would love to hear back from you.
    Thank you,
    Taylor

  7. Suzy Scott says:

    I so enjoyed the Crazy Owl Retreat. I left refreshed and energized by all I saw and did. Thank you for your hospitality and leadership.

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