Farms & Local Food Production
Bells Bend/Scottsboro has long been an agricultural powerhouse, providing food for Nashville and beyond. The fertile bottom lands,in particular, have produced many successful farms over the years. Though the number of large-scale farming operations has declined sharply in the last century, several small-scale farms specializing in “chemical-free”, sustainable vegetable production have taken root in the area over the past few years. Scottsboro and Bells Bend are again playing a large role in supplying local, healthy food to Davidson County.
Bells Bend Farms
Since its inception in 2009, Bells Bend Farms has become a cultural hub of Bells Bend/Scottsboro, hosting community events as well as growing a wide variety of sustainably-grown vegetables and fruits and raising chickens, ducks, lamb, and cattle. They offer a weekly CSA program, weekly online market for on-farm pick-up, and also sell produce at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Saturdays.
Six Boots Growers Collective
Six Boots Growers Collective is a group of farmers in Bells Bend who have decided to work together and promote their vision of a sustainable food system. They use ecological soil management techniques, cover crops, crop rotation, biodynamic preparations and compost. They also grow many open-pollinated and heirloom varieties. Synthetic sprays and fertilizers have no place on their farms. They enjoy their work and lifestyle and want to continue to honor the tradition of proudly growing food in Bells Bend. Website: http://www.sixbootscollective.com
Old School Farm
Old School Farm is a unique non-profit dedicated to producing quality farm-to-table food while providing employment for individuals that have intellectual disabilities. Founded in 2013 on the belief that creating a sustainable farm can also produce sustainable jobs while giving back to the community at large. It is our hope that Old School Farm will become a model site where you will find individuals of all abilities working side by side. Website oldschoolfarm.org
Humble Flowers is a small, women-owned-and-operated flower farm. As farmer-florists, they provide field-to-vase service - specializing in everything from growing from seed to styling special events. Growing many unique and heirloom varieties of flowers. The sell bouquets and buckets of flowers at local farmer's markets and through their CSA. Website humbleflowersnashville.org
Sherrill Homestead is a 7 acre plot of land that lies within Bells Bend, For 2015 they will be growing vegetables, small fruits, herbs, flowers and eggs for purchase at the Downtown Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings as well as providing produce for local restaurants throughout the week.