CEDAR GROVE FARM
Drive down a dirt road along the edges of the Oconee National Forest, skirt impenetrable walls of pine trees, and Cedar Grove Farm appears like a beacon in the vale. In a woodland clearing anchored by a stately two-story farmhouse, Cedar Grove is an idyll, exactly how a beautiful organic farm should look. Sweeping and verdant. Like specks on a broad vista, two young farmers — Caitlyn Hardy and Dylan Payne — work and live on this land. They are partners in the field and in marriage. Dylan's parents — Jay and Marlene — abide in a log cabin across the pasture, across an ever-expanding field of kales, Hakurei turnips perfect as cue balls, tomatoes from heirloom lineages, and a clucking hen named Rosita. Don't mind the farm dogs circling at your feet; they're just as friendly as the farmers. Find Dylan, Caitlyn, Jay, and Marlene working the Athens Farmers Market on Saturdays, and taking part in the Collective Harvest multi-farm CSA.