Located on 152 acres in Maury County, Arugula’s Star Farms consists of rolling timbered hills, ridge balds and a scenic valley. The soil is among the most fertile in the country, consisting of silt loams and silty clay loams perfect for farming. The Land Trust has historically focused on conserving critical farmland; this property and many like it make up the tens of thousands of acres of prime agricultural soils we have protected since 1999.
Matthew and Allison Mills Neal of Arugula’s Star Farm & Kitchen call the farm a “genuine agrarian ecosystem of subsistence.” Food is organically grown to provide both sustenance and a livelihood for the people who work the farm.
In 2009, Arugula’s Star Farms was placed in a permanent conservation easement with the Land Trust for Tennessee and will forever be available as farmland, protected from development. Today, Arugula’s Star Farm continues to educate and encourage current and future generations on how fertile land and local ecosystems can be preserved and sustained.
PHOTO BY: NANCY RHODA