About the farms
If you’re volunteering for Farm to Families, you can learn more here about the local farms that work with Second Harvest volunteers. All of these partner farms are dedicated to reducing food waste and feeding hungry people, but they each have a unique history and approach.
By Faith Farm
7721 Whites Creek Pike
Joelton TN 37080
By Faith Farm is dedicated to producing the highest quality local food for Nashville and the surrounding areas and providing a healthy food source for many local disadvantaged people through area hunger relief agencies. They do not use any chemicals or pesticides and they let the natural processes of the earth encourage crops to yield bountifully. The farm is a labor of love and spiritual guidance to provide fresh food to local charities and to provide a place to work and grow spiritually by having youth work camps and activities.
Farm in the City
1609 Pearl Street
Nashville TN 37203
Farm in the City opened in 2010 in an open green space in downtown Nashville, on property owned by Metro Development and Housing Agency, in sight of the State Capitol and I-40. Individuals rent raised garden beds for a year at a time for a small fee, and many gardeners enjoy fresh, healthy food by growing seasonal vegetables all year.
Since the community garden was established by MDHA, individuals and families from the adjacent J. Henry Hale community and the wider Nashville community — people from diverse backgrounds and interests — have come together around a common purpose, gardening.
River Run Farm
8049 River Road Pike
Nashville TN 37209
River Run Farm is a 300-acre farm on the Cumberland River in northwest Nashville that dates to the Revolutionary
War era. The first documented sale of that farm occurred in late 2014, and new owners have utilized organic farming
methods to convert acres of commercial cropland into a sanctuary for community farm projects. Some of the projects
underway include an organic garden exclusively created to produce fresh food for Second Harvest, as well
as a wildlife reserve, well-being programs for at-risk youth, and a holistic and gentle horse training operation.