Our Mission is to help folks improve their lawns, gardens, and outdoor spaces.
We produce turf grass, row crops, and wheat straw.
A Family Company. Echota Venture Family Farms is co-owned by three siblings and our dad. Farming operations are in north Madison County, Alabama and south Lincoln County, Tennessee. Our family has lived and farmed in the Tennessee Valley area for at least 8 generations (since before the Civil War!) and include Cherokee Indians, the original Agriculturalists of the region. The descendants of the few Cherokees who remained/returned to the area after the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears became known as Echota Cherokees.
Photo: Ana, Chris, Josh, & Amber with the sod digger on "The Tennessee Farm"
Like many multi-generational farms in these parts, our family has traditionally grown row crops (cotton, corn, wheat, and soybeans), raised animals, and gardened.
Farming is in our blood! It's our heritage, trade, and livelihood. We're proud of our history and connection to the land, and believe the future of agriculture depends on supporting local farmers.
Photo: Great Grandpa Harris poses in his Sunday Clothes with his mule c.1940 on "The Tennessee Farm"