In the heart of Locust Grove, a blossoming paradise awaits those seeking vibrant colors, fresh scents, and a deep-rooted connection to the land.
Strickland Farms, owned by Thomas and Tara Strickland, is a testament to the power of resilience and the pursuit of a dream. What began as a personal journey of healing has grown into a beloved community treasure, where flowers and vegetables flourish in harmony.
Thomas Strickland’s life took an unexpected turn when he endured a life-altering accident that left him with a broken back. This transformative experience ignited a profound desire within him to create something meaningful for his wife, Tara, and their two daughters, Trinity and Summer, in the agricultural world. With an unwavering determination, Thomas set out on a mission to establish a farm that would not only sustain his family but also foster a connection to nature and the community they cherished.
In the fall of 2021, the Strickland family began their labor of love. With dedication and sheer grit, they set aside a 1.5-acre portion of the farm as a haven of over 100 types of flowers, each delicately nurtured to radiate their full splendor. The farm also boasts a U-pick vegetable patch, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the joy of harvesting their own fresh produce.
The picking season at Strickland Farms typically extends from late May to November, its duration influenced by the whims of nature. As the weather unfolds its symphony, guests can witness the evolving beauty of the farm throughout the year, from the vibrant hues of spring blooms to the rich autumnal tapestry that signals the approaching harvest.
Beyond the bountiful fields, Strickland Farms holds a profound historical significance. The Strickland family’s connection to the Locust Grove area stretches back to the 1700s, and the land upon which the farm stands has been lovingly passed down through three generations. This deep-rooted heritage lends an extra layer of meaning to the farm, as it becomes a living testament to the enduring legacy of the Strickland family and their commitment to their community.
In the heart of Locust Grove, Thomas and Tara Strickland’s vision has taken root, blossoming into a place where love, resilience, and a passion for nature intertwine. Whether you come to pick flowers, harvest vegetables, or bask in the serenity of the surroundings, a visit to Strickland Farms is an invitation to be part of a timeless journey of growth and beauty.
Strickland Farms, 333 Luella Rd., Locust Grove, GA 30248
By: Ruth Hildreth