Blessed Creek Farm, Inc.

Eric Gibian


221 Bray Road
Surgoinsville , TN   37873

Region: East - Hawkins County

Method of Sale: CSA, Farmers Market

CSA Pick Up Days:

Thursday -2:30 PM -6:30 PM , New Harvest Park in Knoxville

Farmers' Market: New Harvest Park Farmers Market

Additional Information: We bring 16 years of combined gardening and farm experience to our new land and home in Surgoinsville TN. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), market garden sales and pastured poultry will be our offerings to the local food scene. We will manage our farm using natural chemical free methods and possibly seek organic certification at some point. The CSA will be limited to 15 shares ($940 full share and $470 for a half share) in our first season and include assorted fresh veggies from our garden for weekly or bi-weekly pickup throughout the growing season. Please join us on this adventure and consider buying a 'share' of our garden harvest through our CSA program. Details of pickup point, price per share, and number of weeks are yet to be determined. This farming and homesteading adventure is the culmination of our shared years of dreaming and planning. I, Eric Gibian spent some wonderful years farming and operating CSA out of Washburn, TN before family obligations took me back to south Florida. There I met Bridgett who learned to garden while living in Switzerland. Together we founded a non-profit community garden program in south Florida, providing produce to a local food bank along with CSA shares and educational opportunities to volunteer gardeners who also shared in the harvest. I've been a teacher, coach, and small business owner. Bridgett has administrative and sales experience. Oh, and she can fly an airplane too. We are so looking forward to getting our hands dirty to serve the local community with the freshest healthiest naturally grown food possible. Please reach out to join our email list and follow us on social media. At some point we will schedule a farm tour to meet and discuss further details. Since the bulk of our experience is in gardening we will initially offer the veggie CSA. The plan is to utilize our pasture land for intensive rotational grazing of cows and chickens. The general strategy is to divide the pasture into many smaller 'paddocks' and graze cows, then a few days later to move chickens through the fields allowing them to add fertility while eating bugs, seeds, and other forage left behind. We plan to do a small dairy herd-share program possibly in year 2. The chickens will be for meat sale to the public with first priority given to CSA members. I do have experience with a flock of 50 egg laying hens but meat birds require a different process, so we'll take that slow. Hopefully we'll have time to do a couple trial runs this winter and then be ready to sell meat sometime this coming season in 2024.

Available: Cantaloupes, Arugula, Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Herbs, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Spinach, Squash Summer, Tomatoes

Map: Blessed Creek Farm, Inc.