Cedar Grove Farm
Certified Naturally Grown (more info)
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Cedar Grove Farm, located in Oglethorpe county near Stephens, GA, is a family run operation. Jay and Marlene Payne and son Dylan are building a sustainable farm to provide healthy, fresh, great tasting produce to the locavores in the Athens area. The farm is a 95 acre tract with currently 4 acres in garden, the family home, a small pond and the remainder in pasture and woods held under a Georgia Conservation Use Assessment.
The garden continues to be a work in progress with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables grown year round plus fresh eggs from a small flock of free ranging chickens. The selection of produce is tailored for the local Saturday morning Athens Farmers Market and the Athens LocallyGrown internet market. Basic favorites such as salads, greens, tomatoes, okra, beans, squash, spinach, zucchini, eggplant, strawberries, figs, raspberries, melons, etc., etc. are grown with Certified Naturally Grown standards. Peoples’ choices in our first several years at the market were the fresh shelled black eyed peas and butter beans. An asparagus bed has been planted that is now producing harvest each spring and two hoop houses are setup for growing a variety of salads, spinach, cilantro and arugula through the winter.