Here at A Simpler Place we strive to bring back the relationship between farmer and customer. Since we’ve gotten so far removed from the people who grow our food, we want to help drop the veil of where our food is coming from, who is growing it and how they are doing so. After all, farmers make great friends so why not get to know them a little better.
The first farmer friend we want to showcase is Jeff with Peach Pit Farm. Jeff has been a farm partner and a team member of A Simpler Place for a few years now and we are very lucky to have him. He started his farm alongside his mother, Linda back in 2012 on 5-acres of land in Lithia, FL. There, they specialize in market gardening, micro greens and herbs. For growing practices, they utilize permaculture and environmentally sustainable techniques such as cover crops, natural manures and micro irrigation.
Peach Pit is promoting a healthy way of living through the production of different vegetables and fruits that are not only delicious but good for you! Getting your food from a farmer close by like Jeff means it is more nutritious, free of harmful chemicals and has a lower environmental impact.
Jeff is just one of the many farmers we support through our farm store and farm boxes. Stay on the look out for more Meet Your Farmer posts and the re-launch of our farm boxes for Fall where you get local produce put together for you weekly!
You can also find Peach Pit at the Temple Terrace Farmers Market every Saturdays 9am - 12pm.