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By Cary Thornton Mud Fairy Farm sprouted from our generous daughter-in-law’s artsy mind. Mud Fairy was to be the name of her pottery business, but she gifted the name to the farm when we were spinning rounds of ideas.  It also fits with our 2 daughters who are famous in our family for childhood photos of […]

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As told by Robin Chanin of the Global Growers Network. “Bamboo Creek Farm is aptly named for its characteristic geographic features, namely a large forest bamboo and a polluted creek!! Oh yeah, it’s a farm too. I challenge you to find something more creative out there! The name Bamboo Creek Farm was the first thing […]

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As told by Connie Hayes of Healthy Hollow Farms Up until 1999, it was just Hayes Farm, but then we opened a health food store and organic grocery in Statesboro. We were a bit ahead of the organic health movement in Statesboro, and the store simply did not pay for itself. After closing, we began […]

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As told by Nea Permenter of Beyond the Boonies Farm in Lumpkin, Georgia.  Our friends from Florida named the farm. They were traveling to visit us and our directions were for them to turn left at the blue farmhouse (our nearest neighbors at 1/2 mile away). When they reached us they said the blue farmhouse […]

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As told by Julia Gardner Asherman of Rag & Frass Farm in Jeffersonville, Georgia. I named the farm Rag & Frass because I was sick of farms having names that sound like gated communities.  Farming is romantic—but mostly it’s dirty, sweaty, gritty and overwhelming.  I don’t think something has to be romantic or traditionally beautiful to […]

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As told by Brennan Washington of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville.  Six months after we brought our farm, we got a notice from the county that our property was going to probably be seized for a major road project.  We were sick about it and were on pins and needles for about a year.  The county […]

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As told by Jen Marlow of Red Mud Farm. Names have never been my forte. I’m often drawn to the obvious and only dissuaded when that is pointed out to me. Given that, it may not be surprising that “Marlow Farm” was my first idea. It worked in that we are the Marlow family and […]

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As told by Joe Reynolds of Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens.  Naming something is an intimate and sacred endeavor, whereby you hope to articulate all of your meaning, intent, and action into a few letters or words.  When Judith and I first began our farm business, we were farming at the Glover Family […]

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