We are a small, diverse, organic farm located in Corryton, TN, near Knoxville. We currently cultivate fourteen acres each season, seven of those acres are fruit and vegetable crops and seven of those acres are in cover crop. We also have a young apple orchard, 2 woodland acres, and 4 acres in pasture. We are certified organic through Oregon Tilth Organic Certifiers.Most of our farm is dedicated to producing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and dry goods for our approximately 100 CSA families. We also raise chickens for eggs and sheep for meat. We produce seed for regional seed companies, save heirloom and open-pollinated seed (see Sustaining Members Program), and do on-farm research and vegetable breeding.
The mission of our farm is to pursue the care of the earth, which to us means the care of earth, the care of our fellow human beings, the care of our community, the care of our family, and the care of ourselves. At Care of the Earth Community Farm, we seek to cherish and renew the earth by adhering to and going beyond national organic standards (we are certified organic by Oregon Tilth Organic Certifiers); to provide an alternative for our family that allows us to center our lives at the farm; and to provide fresh, healthy, seasonal, nutritious vegetables to members of our community, a relationship with the people and place that grow those vegetables, and access to both the practical and spiritual underpinnings of our farm. We also hope to teach others who have a sincere and active interest in learning about our farm.