Welcome to Long Hungry Creek
A self-sufficient organic homestead started in 1974, with cattle, to supply ourselves with good food and clean energy. In 1986, we began making biodynamic preparations and using the biodynamic principles as our farming method. We ran a community-supported agriculture program from 1988-2022, and have offered internship opportunities since 1997.
About Jeff Poppen,
The Barefoot Farmer
Fresh out of the psychedelic sixties, my family bought a farm in 1972 and I moved there soon after. We wanted to be organic, self-sufficient, and use solar energy. The gardens grew bigger annually, as did our gatherings. A community farm with many long-term friendships is now run by me, 67; Phil, 65, the hired hand for 30 years; and Glenn, 84, who helps me with the tractors.
We accept visitors, farm stays, and love to help others learn about organic and biodynamic gardening and farming. We run about 36 heads of cattle and grow about 6 acres of vegetables which we wholesale to other community support aprgiculture organizations and restaurants. With 50 years of experience and mistakes of organic gardening and farming in middle Tennessee, I’d love to visit your place and lessen your learning curve.
I have been producing TV shows, writing, newspaper columns and books, and lecturing at garden clubs and organic conferences for over three decades. I have also enjoyed getting other farms going in the Nashville area including Bell Bend, Green Door Gourmet, Pinewood Gardens, and Glenn Laren. In addition, I have enjoyed being apart of the school gardens at Linden Waldorf, Montgomery Bell Academy, and Harpeth Hall.
I’d love to help get more gardens or farms going organically in middle Tennessee, please reach out and give me a call 615-699-2493.
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