2013 Rooted in Mississippi Recipients

We are excited to announce the six winners of this year’s demonstration farm program.

Stay tuned for updates on these fantastic farms in the coming year . . .

Model Farms

Native Son Farm * Yokna Bottoms Farm * Tubby Creek Farm


Native Son Farm (Tupelo, MS)

Will and Amanda Reed

Primary Products: Annual Fruit/Vegetables

Marketing: Farmers Markets, CSA, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Farm Stand

Be sure to check out the MSAN Know Your Farmer Feature done on Native Son Farm!

Visit Native Son on Facebook
Contact Native Son


Yokna(patawpha) Bottoms Farm (Oxford, MS)

Doug Davis

Primary Products: Annual Fruit/Vegetables, Eggs

Marketing: Farmers Markets, CSA, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Schools

Be sure to check out the MSAN Know Your Farmer Feature done on Yokna Bottoms Farm!

Visit Yokna Bottoms on Facebook
Contact Yokna Bottoms


Tubby Creek Farm (Ashland, MS)

Randy & Josephine Alexander

Primary Products: Annual Fruit/Vegetables, Orchard Crops, Poultry, Pork

Marketing: Farmers Markets, CSA, Restaurants

Visit Tubby Creek on Facebook
Contact Tubby Creek

Transition Farms

Valley House Farm * Alderman Farms * Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production

Valley House Farm (Oxford, MS)

Charles & Julie Cantrell

Primary Products: Annual Fruit/Vegetables, Orchard Crops, Eggs, Lamb, Dairy (goat)

Marketing: Farmers Markets, Restaurants

Contact Valley House



Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production (Goodman, MS)

Keith Benson

Primary Products: Annual Fruit/Vegetables

Marketing: Farm Stand, Grocery Stores, Restaurants, Schools

Visit ASAP on Facebook


Alderman Farms (Brookhaven, MS)

Patti and Tommy Alderman

Primary Products: Annual Fruit/Vegetables, Eggs, Poultry, Pork, Dairy (goat and cow)

Marketing: Farmers Markets, Off the farm

Visit Alderman Farms on Facebook
Contact Alderman Farms


In addition to the above benefits entitled on behalf of MSAN to each selected farm, demonstration farm recipients also received a whole bunch of fantastic gifts donated by a number of wonderful individuals, businesses, and organizations.

Much thanks and appreciation to all of those who contributed to our prize package and for supporting sustainable farming and local food systems in Mississippi!

Jim Pathfinder Ewing, Author of Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating

Forrest Pritchard, Author of Gaining Ground:   A Story of Farmers Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

Southern Foodways Alliance

Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi

Mississippi Modern Homestead Center

Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary

Oxford City Market

Sow True Seed

Stockman Grass Farmer

Fresh: New Thinking About What We’re Eating

Rainbow Whole Foods Cooperative

Earth Tools

Mighty Grow Organics

MOSES: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service

Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

One Green World

Farm Tek

Johnny’s Selected Seed 

The Greenhorns

High Mowing Seed

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Ground: SSAWG

Seeds of Change

American Farmland Trust