We first planted Brown Dirt Farm in a small field next to the Sequatchie River near Dunlap Tennessee. Spring flooding made this a poor location to cultivate, so we transplanted our operation to a field much closer and more suitable. Now only a short walk from home, we work a small field bordering Anderson Mill Creek at the foot of Signal Mountain between Whitwell and Dunlap. Within our ten acre area, carved out of fifty acres of forest surrounded by hay fields, we cultivate between 1-4 acres, depending on the season, of soil grown produce. In addition to strawberries and garlic, we look forward to offering more staple crops such as potatoes and onions, greens and fruits all grown in the ground, fertilized with aged compost.
You can find our produce at any one of Chattanooga’s local farmers' markets. During the prime growing season you may also enjoy Brown Dirt Farm produce at a number of Chattanooga area restaurants. Check us out on Facebook to see what we’re up to now, and we'll see you at a market soon!
Why choose local?
Brown Dirt Farm’s roots continue to grow in the local community. We understand the value of local, and what it means to our customers. As a small business, we have experienced how local support makes community stronger. We love growing food for people to enjoy, and we hope to increase the awareness of small-scale food production in the Chattanooga area, offering our customers a closer relationship to what they eat as well as to the individuals who provide it.