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Welcome to
We Grow
What We Love
How We Grow
Lost Weekend Farms, what began as a snarky reference to how we typically spend our spare time, is a collection of fields and a small orchard and vineyard nestled in Neely's Bend, just north east of Nashville. As we've always enjoyed being connected to tradition and heritage by growing, picking and preserving, our semi-urban farm has become our outlet for exploring seasonal eating, biodiversity, politics, and environmental health.

We are a Certified Naturally Grown farm

CNG farmers don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms. CNG livestock are raised mostly on pasture and with space for freedom of movement. Feed must be grown without synthetic inputs or genetically modified seeds. There is, of course, much more to it than that. One of our favorite aspects of the program is the transparency of the certification process. The records of each farm's certification documents are available for public review on the website. There is peer review to promote community and information exchange between farms. Each year each participating farm is peer inspected often by a fellow CNG or Organic farmer. For more info on the program head over to

Come see us at these farmers markets: 

East Nashville Farmers Market - Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30
Hip Donelson Farmers Market - Fridays 4 to 7
Richland Park Farmers Market - Saturdays - 9 to 12:30
Amqui Station Farmers Market - Sundays 11 to 2:00

CSA Subscriptions

A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership is a convenient way to receive sustainably-produced vegetables and is also an investment in the local economy and an opportunity to foster a more direct connection with the land and people who produce your food. By paying upfront for a full season of produce, members share the cost, risk, and eventual bounty with the farmer. Members receive a box (actually half bushel basket) of mixed produce weekly throughout the growing season. The Good Life Box is what we call our CSA program. 

The Good Life Box

Dirt Farming First

By building soil first we lay a foundation to make minimal use of outside inputs, buffer against drought, and resist pest pressure.We do this by planting green manures like crimson clover, anual rye and hairy vetch between planting of crops. Deep roots that scavenge and move deep nutrients to the soil surface combined with legumes that fix nitrogen in the soil supply most of our crops nutrient needs. This also creates an ideal environment to support beneficial microbes that convert and convey other nutrients to our crops from the organic material build up in the soil from the cover crop rotation.

community through food

It's going to get loud.
Grown and picked in Neely's Bend in Madison, TN
From our crowder peas that after years of trials and research are a close match to the crowders that my grand father remembers from his youth to the dozen varieties of heirloom tomatoes that all taste like a tomato should, we take great care in sourcing our seed stock and preserving seeds with a rich past.
Not only Produce

Our Motivation

Ideas that lead to actions


idea center

Our Markets

East Nashville
Amqui Station Farmers Market
Hip Donelson Farmers Market
Richland Park Farmers Market 


notes on some of our favorite things

Neely's Bend

maps and history
an ongoing project

Stalk us on social media. 
Sometimes we'll share secret family recipes…

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What we do?

We each grew up around backyard orchards and gardens and have been producing for ourselves and friends for 15 years before our ambition outpaced our growing space (yard). Now we are reviving some of the area's best growing land that has been farmed by family on and off for the better part of a century. We are committed to natural growing methods and reintroducing older open-pollinated crops that have roots in Tennessee or adjacent regions. Look for us at Nashville area farmers markets.

We are bringing many types of fresh produce and farm products to market as well as cornmeal and dried beans.

Certified organic means a farm meets a minimum standard for sustainable "green" growing operations. We do grow all of our products to meet that standard of operation. At this time we have not obtained our certification, but we are pursuing the endeavor. We grow the way we do because it is the right way to manage the land and the crops - not just for marketing purposes. We are the stewards of this land and we eat from this land too - we don't sell anything that we wouldn't feed our own families. Just plain good food grown the "old fashioned" way.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

- J.R.R. Tolkien
Who are we anyway?

Our Team

we grow what we like

Elizabeth Lassiter

Director of Picking and Packing

Paul Lassiter

Junior Weed Puller and Spokesperson

We're a small farm, that's motivated by numbers

Here are some examples

Percent of U.S. diet that's processed foods


million pound of garlic were imported from China


how far food travels to get from farm to plate


Miles from our closest farmer's market

Latest from our blog

Our Blog

We've gone off to discover that the world needs more folks doing what they can to keep traditions alive…
  1. Picking this week: cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, green beans, red creole onions, cherry tomatoes, and carrots.
  2. Flowers, Tradition and Connections to Who We Are.
  3. To make informed choices facts are key
Call or text from 8:00 to 7:00 or come by our booth at one of the farmer's markets that we regularly exhibit at.

Contact Us

Lost Weekend Farms, 1844 Neely's Bend Rd, Madison, TN