About Moon Farms Country Market
Moon Farms is a third generation farm that originated over 70 years ago. L.M. Moon along with his wife, Reba, began farming in the Colbert area, outside Athens, Georgia during the early 1940’s. Together they started row cropping cotton and grains on rented land along with land they purchased along Georgia Highway 72. This land is still what we call Moon Farms today.
During the 1970’s L.M. and Reba’s oldest son, Dennis, became more and more interested in the farm. He then made the decision to join his father in the farming business. L.M. and Dennis continued to purchase and rent land in order to plant more row crops. Eventually, they chose to build the first three poultry broiler houses that still stand today. When you come visit us, you will see the original poultry houses located behind the strawberry field.
Dennis added four other broiler houses in 1995 to bring the total number to seven for several years. With time, it was only natural for Russ, Dennis’s son, to develop a love for the farm and get involved with the business. Russ and his wife, Mandy, decided to build four broiler houses themselves in 2005. Russ and Mandy are now proud to raise the fourth generation on the farm. Their oldest daughter, Maggie, already shows a great love for farming. Riley, the newest addition to the Moon family, enjoys being outdoors on the farm and will soon be riding on the tractors with her daddy as well!
Today, Moon Farms has grown to over 1300 acres of owned and mostly rented land. This land includes 600 acres of pasture and hay used to help produce over 170 head of cattle. Additionally, Moon Farms predominately harvests soybeans, wheat, and canola on the remaining 700 acres of land. Over the past couple of years, Russ and Mandy made the decision to take the farm to a new level and add 2 acres of you-pick strawberries and Moon Farms Country Market. We are excited to be able to share our working farm with you!