Sounding Stone Farm is a half-acre market garden that produces a mix of organically grown vegetables and hemp. We especially love salad greens! Look for spring mix, mustards, bitter greens, edible flowers, herbs, peppers, carrots, and more.
Crops are grown intensively, meaning herbs, flowers, and companion plants are tucked into every spare space. Cover crops are tucked between hemp rows.
We rarely till our soil in an effort to encourage the soil's natural microbiology. We instead opt for broadforking, flame weeding, and tarping as our methods of "turning in" finished crops.
We use absolutely no synthetic chemicals or herbicides.
Sounding Stone is owned and operated by Caroline McDonald, a first-generation farmer from Nashville. Caroline cares deeply about quality food and sustainable growing methods, and she believes in their power to nourish people, our community, and the earth.
Caroline started in farming in 2012 after graduating from college. She bounced back and forth between the music industry and interning on farms for four years before deciding to give farming a real shot in 2016.
Sounding Stone Farm came to be when friends offered to let Caroline use their acreage in Ashland City, Tennessee. She started there, and graduated to her own land the following year.
Stephen Hutchins is Caroline's partner of seven years and is the farm's construction guru. He is a great help at the Richland Park Farmers Market, but he leaves the field work to Caroline.
Professionally, he is a stone sculptor and artisan mason. His company is Hutchins Stoneworks.