Whitton farms is a small, sustainable, specialty crop farm in the Arkansas Delta. The farm is loved, cultivated, & adored by owners Keith & Jill Forrester. Both Keith & Jill are former public school teachers turned farmers! The farmland has been in the Forrester family for almost 100 years. Although the foundation of the farm was built on raising cotton, Keith & Jill are working to turn their soil into a lush, chemical free, fresh-food mecca. Today, the Forrester’s farm today is raised on retired pasture land where Keith’s Grandfather, Jess, allowed his many horses to graze for nearly 50 years. Those very fields now grow a terrific selection of heirloom vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, medicinal herbs, culinary herbs, native plants, trees, poultry & eventually pork.
The Forrester Family is the 2014 Mississippi Farm Family of the Year. As farmers they are committed to sustainably growing produce for their farm to table restaurants, Trolley Stop Market, Tyboogies, and their manufacturing facility in Memphis, Whitton Farms Cannery.
Throughout the year Whitton Farms will host farm dinners featuring chefs from the Tri-State region. To learn more about Whitton Farms in person feel free to schedule a tour by calling 870-815-9519
Happy growing & eating to you all!