Rise n Shine family

Our Story

Rise ‘N Shine Farm has grown into one of the largest Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in Georgia supplying a bounty of certified organic produce to Metro Atlanta and Northwest Georgia. The farm has traveled a long and windy road to get to where it is today.

It started as a crazy dream Mitch had while apprenticing on Broadwing Farm in Hot Springs, NC in 2004. The dream would not leave him alone, so later that Fall Mitch started Rise ‘N Shine Farm on a piece of leased ground in Ranger, GA. With the help of some friends and his future wife, Elisabeth, Mitch built a barn out of scraps to work and live out of. The barn was comically dubbed the Redneck Yurt. Mitch and his friends tended a 2-acre garden and learned a lot in the 2005 season.

After marrying in November of 2005, Mitch and Elisabeth left the Redneck Yurt behind to lease land in McLemore Cove near Chickamauga, GA. There Rise ‘N Shine grew to a 5-acre garden.

A couple of years later, the Lawsons returned Rise ‘N Shine Farm to the fertile Oostanaula River Valley where they currently farm in Curryville. Rise ‘N Shine continued to grow from 5 acres to 10 to 20 to its current size of almost 30 acres of cultivated ground in fields along the Oostanaula River. With the help of almost 2 acres of high tunnel hoop houses, Rise ‘N Shine is able to supply a bounty of more than 40 types of organic produce year ’round.

Now, we have the pleasure of creating customizable farm boxes made up of all locally grown, natural items for you!

Using sustainable agricultural methods, our mission is to provide high quality, locally grown and produced foods directly to you, to support local farmers and strengthen our communities, to advocate for a healthy living and to reduce our environmental impact.

Fruits and vegetables
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Our Products

We grow over 40 different varieties of certified organic fruits and vegetables, available at select groceries and farmers markets, or in our Local Farm Box. Our pasture-raised hens roam on the farm, so that you can be confident in the eggs that you are eating! And when you subscribe to our Local Farm Box, you can add other delicious items like our homemade strawberry jam, sauerkraut, pickled okra, and more.

Your Role in Our Story

Want to try the organic, natural produce our family's grown for years? Try the Local Farm Box!

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Box full of produce
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