Family farms — once a staple of American life — are making a comeback, offering consumers an array of fresh seasonal produce as well as items made from the bounty they grow. A prime example is Tru Root Farms in nearby Gunter.
David and Jessica Seay grow all organic, non-GMO and heirloom produce on their farm at 240 Sharp Road. Lovers of local produce can pick up fruits, vegetables and herbs from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays at the family’s farm stand.
The seasonal fruits and vegetables are accompanied by the farm’s popular jams, homemade biscuits and herb breads. Pepper jam is a particular favorite, but you can find strawberry and blackberry flavors. Dried herbs are also available.
Fresh flowers are another staple. Bouquet of organic cut flowers featuring Zinnias, cinnamon and lemon basil, bouquet dill, celosia, marigolds and cosmos are the perfect gift for friends and family. The flowers are grown from seed on the farm without pesticides.
The Seay family are more than farmers, they are educators. Their beautiful Facebook page offers insight into their farming methods, as well as information about what will be available at the market
Tru Root Farms hosts a variety of events including farm-to-table dinners, succulent workshops and cooking classes.
Virtual classes are also taught. Last month, children were invited to take part in a four-week long baking camp. The interactive Zoom classes taught kids how to make lemon bars, peach crumbles and more.
This month, they are offering nature camps for children 5 and up. The first of these week-long camps took place on July 6 but another one is scheduled to begin the week of July 27. From 9-11:30 a.m., children will create nature-inspired arts/crafts, try their hands at bird watching, walk the farm trails, challenge each other to scavenger hunts and simply enjoy the outdoors. The cost is $20 per day or $95 for the week.
Trinity Falls is less than 20 minutes away from Gunter and all of the farm-fresh goodness. Take a tour of our beautiful community and stop off at Tru Root Farms on your way home. We highly recommend the pepper jam.