Downing Hollow
in the News

• Profiles of Lori from the Memphis Commercial Appeal and the MidSouth Mom's site.

• A story about our farm from The Savannah Courier.

• An article by Lori about chef Kelly English.

Nestled in the hill country between Memphis and Nashville, we grow a rich assortment of heirloom and specialty produce, using only sustainable organic methods.  Welcome to our web site –   a place to see where we work and play, what's growing, and how to get some of this good, healthy food on your own table.

Alas, we are no longer farming. Memphians who found us every Saturday morning at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market can still go there: The market is year-round now!

front porch view

    Downing Hollow Farm is our 35 acre farm; approximately 15 acres of that is open land. Located in Middle Tennessee just east of Savannah TN, our farm is 1 ½ hours from Florence Alabama and 1 ½ hours from Jackson Tennessee. Olive Hill is a very pastoral community with most of our immediate neighbors raising their own cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs and gardens. A small community of Mennonite families residing in Olive Hill still carry on with traditional ways and often helped us on the farm. From 2005-2013, we farmed about 2 acres in (uncertified) organic crop production of vegetables, flowers and herbs, 15 acres in pasture, a small pear orchard and 2 high tunnels, 24x50, 24x105. No chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides have been applied to any of the land since at least 2003, when we purchased the land, and probably from 1994-2003, when Mennonites occupied the land. The rest is forest of beautiful old hardwoods, abundant wildlife, mossy rock outcroppings and clear, clean limestone creeks. We have a large barn and a 4 stall stable with hay loft and feed room. There is also a smaller shelter for goats and a rabbit hutch fully screened in with roof.

    We now participate in a nonprofit known as the Bring It Food Hub. See link below for more information about how we serve Memphis-area farmers!……/Downing-Hollow-Farm/127253656871


 Echoes From the Hollow
Our blog about the culture and politics of food,
farm-to-table happenings, and the farming life.


                                       Have a look around, and enjoy your stay!