About the Farm
Native Son Farm, in Tupelo, Mississippi, is a twenty acre, multi-location farm run by Will and Amanda Reed. Breaking ground on a 3/4 acre garden in 2010, Will and Amanda began farming with the intention of building a community based around a naturally grown farm. With lots of hard work, perseverance, and help from friends and family, the vision has grown to include 20 acres on two locations feeding over 200 Mississippi families in 2015. Native Son Farm became certified Naturally Grown in 2011 to ensure to customers that their food is grown without the use of synthetic substances and in a manner that promotes soil health and natural methods of pest and weed control. Take a tour of the farm.
About the Farmers
Will Reed, a Tupelo native, became interested in farming while living off the grid in California in 2006. After graduating from Humboldt State University in 2009, Will moved back to Tupelo to begin Native Son Farm with the intention of changing the food and farming landscape of the area. Will loves farming, food and his family. He is Board President of the Mississippi Sustainable Agriculture Network (MSAN) and is one of the State's leading practitioners of organically minded vegetable production.
Amanda Reed grew up off the grid in Thetford, Vermont. As a child, self-sufficiency and living off the land were basic family values. This instilled in her an interest in farming for production. She met Will at Humboldt State University where she received a degree in Childhood Development. After graduation, she joined Will in Tupelo to begin Native Son Farm.
Will and Amanda are joined on the farm by a full-time farm crew and their daughters Magnolia Jane, Juniper Rose, Olive Lark, and Iris Frost. .
Certified Naturally Grown
Native Son Farm is Certified Naturally Grown. This certification ensures that your produce is grown without the use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or genetically modified organisms. Native Son Farm is committed to growing produce that is safe and healthy for you and your family. Learn more at the Certified Naturally Grown website.