"The weather is still like spring, clear and warm, and young silver leaves in all the trees. Golly, I miss the hills and fruit trees and things now. Think of all that grand country to walk and ride through, and yet folks will make their homes in a city! I feel like now I'd like to build me a log cabin out on Woodson Ridge and just set." - William Faulkner in a letter home to his mother, March 8, 1925
Mr. Faulkner recognized the pastoral beauty of Woodson Ridge, and we’re proud to carry on that sentiment today. Rather than building a log cabin and just setting, we’ve chosen to sow seeds in some of the richest soil in Lafayette County, MS.
It is the Mission of Woodson Ridge Farms to bring fresh, local vegetables to the kitchens of conscientious chefs and families in our surrounding communities who make the effort and choice to provide healthier foods, help the environment, and support small farmers.
Since we began working the earth in February of 2011, it has been our hope to make high quality, seasonal produce available to a previously under-served market. The demand has been here, and we’re pleased to change that landscape. We hope you will be as happy to receive it as we are to grow it for you.
From Arugula to Zucchini, we are supplying fresh, gorgeous vegetables to you. If we don’t grow it, we try to source it as regionally as possible. Thank you, and please support ALL the local farmers every chance you get. Ask for local, the responsible and discerning restaurant owners, managers and chefs will listen.
Thank you for visiting our website, and please come visit our farm out on Woodson Ridge. We believe, just as William Faulkner did, you’ll fall in love with it.
- Woodson Ridge Farms Team