Our Mission is to help folks improve their lawns and gardens, and support local, sustainable agriculture. We produce turf grass; row crops; straw; organically grown garden plants and produce; and compost bins made from recycled materials.
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.
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 we believe the future of farming depends on supporting local,
Photos. Top: Aunt & nephew walk barefoot on Fescue. Left: Ana, Chris, Josh, & Amber with the sod digger on "The
Tennessee Farm" Right: Great Grandpa Harris poses in his
Sunday Clothes with his mule c.1940 on "The Tennessee