This is the start of our blog for Local Harvest. Let me introduce ourselves to you.
We are a small, family farm in the Smokie Mountains of east Tennessee. We are in Delano, halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville; between Cleveland and Athens; and between Benton and Etowah. We are on the border of Polk and McMinn counties, 15 miles off Interstate 75, between Routes 11 and 411.
Our planting zone is a solid Zone 7.
We organically raise vegetable, edible flower and culinary herb plants year round from seed. We grow 98% of our plants ourselves. We grow unusual and unique varieties, heirlooms, and for use in ethnic cuisines. We also have a large herd of Morgan Horses on the farm ranging from foals to senior citizens.
We are firm believers in creative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. In the blog, I’ll tell you about some of the things we did to set up the greenhouse in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner. I look forward to sharing ideas whether you grow one chive plant on your windowsill or hundreds of acres in production.
I’ll attempt to tell you what’s going on at the farm, or something about cooking and gardening with herbs, at least once a week…year round.
For John, Georgia and Britta Denman; Caitrin, Kaya, and Tre Bayard; and Elizabeth, Michael, Amber, and Kimberly McGee.
The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane and Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm