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About Lost Weekend Farms

We know that your choice to eat sustainably is as unique as you.
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 in Middle TN. As we've always enjoyed being connected to tradition and heritage by growing, picking and preserving, our mini-farm has become our outlet for exploring seasonal eating, biodiversity, politics, and environmental health.

Come see us at these farmers markets:
The farmers market at Amqui Station and Visitors Center
The East Nashville Farmers Market
North Nashville Farmers Market at the Davidson County Co-op

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 typically receive a box of mixed vegetables weekly throughout the growing season. We are in the planning stages of implementing a CSA subscription program, if you would like to express interest in this let us know on Facebook or at one of the markets.

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 massive amount of organic material build up in the soil from the cover crop rotation.

community through food

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It's going to get loud.
Grown and picking 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

Recipes

idea center

Our Markets

Amqui Station
East Nashville
North Nashville

Resources

notes on some of our favorite things

Neely's Bend

maps and history
an ongoing project

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Sometimes we'll share secret family recipes…

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THE WAY TO PROGRESS

What we do?

AND WE'RE PROUD
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

FAST & CURIOUS
we grow what we like

Elizabeth Lassiter

Director of Picking and Packing
member

Paul Lassiter

Junior Weed Puller and Spokesperson
member

Tortie-pants

Farm Tours
member

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

Here are some examples
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Percent of U.S. diet that's processed foods

138

million pound of garlic were imported from China

1500

how far food travels to get from farm to plate

5

Miles from our closest farmer's market

Latest from our blog

Our Blog

TIMELINE POST NEWS
We've gone off to discover that the world needs more folks doing what they can to keep traditions alive…
  1. Flowers, Tradition and Connections to Who We Are.
  2. Picking this week: cilantro, tomatoes, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, basil, green beans, red creole onions, cherry tomatoes, and carrots.
615-852-5501
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
Do you have any idea in mind? Contact us, we will give you the answer you expect.