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meet the farmers


A classic tale of a northern boy meeting a southern girl...
well, kind of.

Hey, y'all! Justin and Rachel here. We are Portland, Tennessee-based farmers, and we're excited you stopped by. 

While we'd love to invite you over for a glass of tea or cup of cocoa someday, here's our story in a nutshell:

We met out in Texas in 2015 doing outdoor theater. And while Justin is originally from Detroit, and Rachel is from North Carolina/Virginia, we both fell head over heels for western culture and small town living.

We got married in 2017 and moved to Tennessee to be closer to our families. Now, we live on a 6.5-acre farmstead about 45 minutes outside of Nashville where we are converting an old barn into our forever home while cultivating our land and creating our ideal ecosystem. (Don't worry, we've still got some Texan cowboy/girl in us, and you'll most often see us in our work hats and boots.)

Our chickens provide farm fresh eggs for us and our community, and we deliver locally to our customers (a little bit of that old-fashioned milk man vibe).

This year, we are launching even more farm programs that will really make a difference in how we (and you) utilize resources and positively impact the planet. (More on that soon!)

In addition to farming, Rachel also owns her own copywriting and copyediting business and just launched her small press and magazine company, The Little Farm Press. That's where you'll find all of our tips and tricks, farm stories, and real and raw moments. 

There's always something going on here, and we love to share bits and pieces of the fun we have on social media. Be sure to follow along as we build our farm from the ground up — together. 

Have questions or just want to connect? We would LOVE to chat! 

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