About Our Farms
Mitchell Family Farm
While Grayson County farmland has been in his family for three generations, Gary Mitchell began purchasing his own land from his family in 1994. Today, all of the Mitchell family members enjoy being involved with the farm. At thirteen years old, daughter Mary is borrowing money to purchase five cows for her 4H project. Lucas, Gary’s fourteen-year-old son, has already paid off two thirds of a three-year loan that helped him buy his first five cows. Susan, Gary’s wife, takes pleasure in helping run the farm with her children and husband. Through this family effort, the Mitchells have built a sustainable business that provides them the opportunity to offer local, natural food to the public through Grayson Natural Farms.
River Ridge Farm
Phil and Charlotte Hanes purchased their farm twenty-five years ago with the vision of creating a model of local sustainability. Recently, Charlotte has hired the Ivey family, Brantley and Whitney, to assist her in building a sustainable enterprise. While the Iveys have only been in Grayson County for a short time, they are excited to raise their family on the farm as they help Grayson Natural Farms reach its potential.