Smiling Frogs Farm

Welcome! Thank you for visiting! We hope you’ll take a look around. As we enter our 17th season of backyard gardening we are planning our largest garden to date. 

About our memberships!

Our 2022 market garden memberships are almost ready! We will be offering both vegetable and flower memberships. We also plan to host an occasional Farm Stand sale at the Farm. We will announce Farm Stand sale dates and times on Facebook and Instagram so follow us there!

Growing Food in TN Since 2006

How did we get here? As it turns out, both sets of grandparents were victory gardeners, so it’s in our blood. Our attention toward organically grown food began around 2006. We started with a few pots on a 2nd floor deck and found out growing our own food was not only budget friendly but a lot of fun!

Next, we cleared 1/2 of our backyard, at our former home, and built raised beds. We added fruit canes and bushes, chickens, and called ourselves a little farm. We began sharing the harvests with friends and neighbors who wanted to barter or pay us for the veggies. In 2013 we decided to sell a limited number of vegetable memberships that would help cover some costs. We also joined the Crieve Hall Farmers Market to sell to our community. 

In 2016 we moved to our current property, picked because of the land, but other responsibilities delayed the start of our new farming adventure until 2021!

Phase 1 of Smiling Frogs Farm is a 50’x50′ market garden. We began work on the preparation of the land in April 2021, much later than originally planned. We also encountered some additional issues with the soil. When the dust settled, we began harvesting tomatoes, peppers, squashes, and melons in July with continued harvests through October. 

Our 2022 plan is already in motion with cover crop under tarps, seeds ordered and starting under lights, a greenhouse build planned for the end of February, and new membership options coming soon! Check back in March for all the details! Thank you!

About Us

Mary with a cabbage

Hi Mary here! I have been gardening in some way, shape, or form since childhood. The garden is my happy place and growing high quality, all natural food for others brings me so much joy! I am a Davidson County Master Gardener, a former member of UCAN (Urban Chicken Advocates for Nashville), and a new member of NABA (Nashville Area Bee Keepers). From 2014-2018 I managed two farmers markets where I met a lot of local farmers who inspired and encouraged me to grow more food. For 4 years, at our former home, I grew enough food for 5 families in a 30’x45′ backyard garden. I love growing food for our family, our friends, and our community. In addition to growing food, I split my time between caring for my parents and working as a Volunteer Coordinator at Second Harvest Food Bank.

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