A Diversified Fruit & Vegetable Market Garden
Hi there, and welcome to Humphries' Homegrown! I am Norma Jay Humphries, the founder & head grower of this unique fruit and vegetable market garden.
I grew up in Wakulla County, raised by my grandparents who instilled in me at a very young age the importance of valuing the great outdoors. We would usually wake up early and sit on our back porch to eat breakfast while we watched and listened to the wildlife that surrounded us. Since then, being in nature has always been my happy place.
My mission for this market garden is to use my love for nature to build upon the already existing eco-conscious community of Tallahassee. We have a low-impact outlook on our organization and practice methods to be as waste free as possible. From finding alternatives for plastic to composting, every step of the process is reviewed to ensure that we protect the Earth's valuable resources.
While I am not USDA Certified Organic, I do operate with the USDA's definition of organic agriculture as a primary business practice. Organic agriculture is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain, and enhance ecological harmony. It is my belief that operating a small market garden in this manner is the most efficient way to be certain that I am growing food that does no harm.
With this being a one-woman operation, you can be confident in knowing that I am investing all of my effort into the products that I am offering. I would never sell something that I wouldn't buy myself. I appreciate the relationships that we build with our patrons and love to share my passion for nature with others.
Let's Get Growing, Friends!
"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."