By: Dawn Burns
“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.”— THOMAS JEFFERSON
Lauren Palmer, alongside her family, owns and operate Bloomsbury Farm, located outside of Nashville in Smyrna, Tennessee. This 400-acre organic farm grows organic sprouts, wheatgrass, and microgreens year-round as well as seasonable vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Lauren took me on a tour of the farm and I was blown away by the beauty and love at every turn!
Bloomsbury Farm, founded in 2009 started with Palmer selling her organic vegetables and sprouts at area farmers markets. Bloomsbury fruits, vegetables, sprouts, and herbs can now be found at markets, local businesses, and wholesalers in and around the greater Nashville area.
These freshly picked cucamelons are so not only adorable but just a great treat!
Part of the Bloomsbury mission is to share their organic goods with locals by filling CSA baskets. Each week during the fall, CSA members can pick up their basket full of fresh produce. In addition to fruits and vegetables, CSA members have the opportunity to purchase farm fresh eggs.
Every Saturday, you can find Bloomsbury participating in local farmers markets. Bloomsbury loves meeting those who will enjoy the fruits of their hard work on the farm. You can find the locations of the markets here. In addition to the area markets, guests are welcome to visit the farm each Friday from May to December from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Lauren encourages everyone to stick around the farm for a while after picking up their baskets. The children will especially enjoy playing on the climbing tree and swing.
Bloomsbury also offers a beautiful Air Bnb on the property, provides a wedding venue and hosts special events. Stay tuned to Bloomsbury's website for upcoming farm dinners, movie nights and other events.
I believe in the power of food and appreciate all the hard work that Bloomsbury plants! Go check out the farm on a Friday afternoon or visit Bloomsbury at one of the farmer's markets!
Find more information on Bloomsbury Farm on their website.
Photo credit: @lelefainphoto
Dawn and her family love exploring all things Nashville and sharing their adventures! Dawn loves connecting with other moms and highlighting the best of Nashville! You can find her eating her way through Nashville with kids in tow, trying new things like Goat Yoga, and enjoying all that Music City has to offer! Learn more at www.thenashvillemom.com or on Insta @thenashvillemom.