Social Distancing. Food Safety. And Essential Business.

March 24, 2020 · by Tucker Farms in Uncategorized

Though many parts of our state are under “shelter in place” orders, we remain open for business. As a farm, we provide an essential service to our Northwest Georgia community, and we consider that a privilege and an honor, especially during such troubling times.  

As restaurants, schools, and resorts closed their doors last week, many folks in our community reached out to us about purchasing vegetables.  (As one door closes, another one opens, right?)

So, we are opening up our little lettuce farm and culinary garden to you, our friends and neighbors across Calhoun, Rome, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia.  

Right now, we are just offering a few different “box” options instead of a la carte ordering.  We will probably adjust our offerings in the future to offer more customization, but we are trying to keep things manageable for our team during this transition.

We appreciate the opportunity to help feed you and your families. We do not take the responsibility lightly. 

Since the first days of our farm, we have taken food safety seriously. Two of our managers have certificates from the Produce Safety Alliance documenting their training under the Food Safety Modernization Act. We have always prioritized hand-washing, sanitation, and cleanliness from seed to harvest and delivery.

In response to Covid-19 we are continuing to adhere to our already strict food-safety protocols and are also:
• staggering shifts to promote social distancing at the farm
• sanitizing all touch surfaces more frequently
• requiring our employees to wash their hands and change gloves more frequently
• packing all orders in single-use, recyclable cardboard boxes lined with food-safe plastic bags
• sanitizing our hands between deliveries and keeping the truck wiped down frequently throughout the day
• accepting online advance payments in lieu of cash, checks, or in-person card transactions
• encouraging only curbside pick-ups and limiting our in-person contact with customers

If you have any questions about our growing practices, farming processes, or food-safety protocols, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you or someone you know needs food (or if you know of a local organization that needs food), please let us know, and we will do our best to help.

Thank you for your support.  Each purchase through our website helps us to keep our employees working and allows us to keep our lights on for another day.  We appreciate you so much.

Please take care, be kind, and stay well.


  1. Cathy Hart, March 24, 2020:

    Thank you for all you do

  2. karenjordan144, March 30, 2020:

    do you guys do organic farming?

  3. Tucker Farms, March 30, 2020:

    Hi Karen! Thanks for your question!

    Our farm is not certified organic; however, we never use any synthetic fungicides, herbicides, or pesticides, and we ensure that all of our seeds are non-GMO. All of our garden veggies are grown using Certified Naturally Grown methods, and we are working on our CNG certification this year!

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