Grove Place Farm
Rooted in History
Long before modern farm equipment brought acres of corn fields, human hands put seed to soil here in the Sautee Valley. Archaeological evidence suggests that native people have been here at least 8,000 years. Here along the Chickamauga Creek, families have planted in the rich soil of the valley floor for generations.
In 1850 a farm existed here called "Grove Place Farm". Today we are renewing the grove and the soil under the same name.
In 2017 Grove Place Farm includes 2.5 acres of gently cultivated vegetable crops and 10 acres of grazing fields. Produce from the farm provides fresh farm-to-table feasting in the 1837 Stovall House restaurant.
Neighbors support the farm through CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). CSA subscribers receive a weekly basket of produce from the farm through the growing season.
Heirloom vegetables are grown with manure and tended with natural pesticides that do not harm pollinators.
Our aim is to feed the valley in a way that will allow it to continue feeding the "two leggeds" as well as the other animal life that is a natural part of the ecosystem.
Keep an eye on our facebook page for photos of our progress and dates for summer farm tours.