Good Food Guide

Mealor Family Farms
Mealor Family Farms is a small Urban Farm off Covington Highway just outside I-285 near Decatur. Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown (naturallygrown.org), and we take great pride in providing fresh, sustainably grown, vegetables, fruits and berries. We make our own compost on site from spent brewery grains( from Twains), veggie scraps, leaves, hay, sawdust, wood chips, etc -- and we never use pestisides. We now have a few chickens for eggs, entertainment and as an on-site source of fertilizer. We are a true family farm -- son, Ben Lives on site at 4282 Mercer Rd., and the house at 4246 will eventually be renovated -- ideally off the grid -- for intern housing and a peaceful retreat for Bill (dad). Daughter, Stephanie Corder -- Ben's sister is very much involved as a design and gardening consultant -- she also prepares wonderful jams, jellies, tarts and prepared foods using our products and those of other local farmers for sale at the Saturday Decatur Farmer's Market. We had a successful garden number one last summer (2009)-- tomatoes, corn, okra, purple hull peas, eggplant, cantelope and watermelon -- enough to sell at the Decatur Farmer"s Market last fall. Last winter, we planted apple, peach, pear and pecan trees, 10 muscadine vines -- 30 blueberry bushes and a few figs. We planted Garlic in late November, potatoes in March and tomatoes, squach/zucunni, corn, okra, eggplant, beans, purple hull peas, cucumbers, cantelope, watermelon and winter squash in April and May. Our farm is very much a work in progress (much work still needs to be done) -- and we welcome visitors and volunteers -- please call first. Bill's dream is of a small urban version of his grandfather's farm in Cleveland, Georgia in the 60's that provided so many wonderful childhood memories. Granddaddy Holcombs farm was truly sustainable -- almost everything was grown on the farm, and all by-products went back into the earth! We are currently selling at the Saturday Decatur Farmer's Market and offer a small CSA.
Contact Info
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Mealor Family Farms
4282 Mercer Rd
Decatur, 30035-1433
Dekalb County
Tel: (404) 373-8888
billmealor@yahoo.com
mealorfamilyfarms.com
  • CSAs
  • Sell via Farmers Market(s)
Markets: Decatur
Production Practices
Products and Services
  • Certified Naturally Grown
  • Flowers
  • Fruit
  • Internships/Apprenticeships
  • Vegetables
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