Serenbe Farms is a certified organic farm located in the Serenbe community and surrounded by the rural oasis of the Chattahoochee Hill Country, just 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.
Since 2004, we have cultivated 10 acres of farm-land and are in the process of nurturing and restoring soil on an additional 15 acres. We have produced over 300 varieties of heirloom and hybrid vegetables, herbs and flowers, and we harvest over 60,000 lbs of produce a year. We are proud to be one of the first of only 103 certified organic farms in the state of Georgia.
We market our goods through our Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA), also known as our Farm Share, farmers markets and to the many talented chefs in Serenbe and Atlanta.
We grow the future generation of farmers through our extensive offering of classes for adults and children, as well as our Apprenticeship program.
Guided by our desire to enrich quality of life, Serenbe Farms operates within this three-part mission; to provide nourishing food for our local and greater community, offer meaningful hands on education for all generations, and build community through food and farming.
Our Farming Practices
Because we believe in the health of our environment, our bodies, and our soils, we choose to grow organically, paying close attention to natural systems that aid in our production. We were first certified in 2004 by Quality Certification Services (QCS) and continue to renew our certification each year.
Our farm, like many in the South, was used for commodity cotton farming decades ago. Our red clay subsoil is now the foundation for our agriculture today. Luckily with lots of love and organic matter, our soil is now full of life.
In addition to focusing on the biology and life of our soils, we pay attention to the balance of our nutrients and the mineral content. The health of our plants comes from the health of our soil. To enrich our soil, we pay attention to all of the trace minerals.
Three organic methods that we live by include: Composting, Cover Cropping, and Crop Rotation…the Three C’s.
Compost is made at the farm from the vegetable scraps of our own community members and restaurants.
Cover cropping is the practice of growing rich green grasses and legumes for incorporation of organic matter back into the soil.
And crop rotation with vegetables and cover crops. We rotate crops to disrupt the disease and pest cycle and to ensure that we’re not depleting the same nutrients year after year.
While soil is king on the farm, we also steward our land by utilizing drip irrigation and mulches to minimize our water usage and apply conservation tillage across the farm.