Owner/Grower, Circle A Farms
When you’ve got a dream, a little determination and a lot of hard work can go a long way.
After growing up on a farm in Alabama (Roll Tide!) and earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Jacksonville State University, Jeff Adams had a prosperous career in construction for the majority of his adult life in Georgia. Although construction is a great place to be for someone who’s quite the handy man, and can fix or build just about anything, Jeff’s real dream was to one day have his very own farm. After being interested in the agricultural world for quite some time and constantly keeping up with publications and farming media in his spare time, he would some learn that hydroponics was in his future. In the late fall of 2011, with the help of his Dad Kyle, Jeff broke ground and constructed the greenhouse which would later become Circle A Farms. His dream materialized, and the “Best Lettuce Ever” began selling in March of 2012. While starting a new business is never “easy street” he is very grateful for the opportunity to grow local lettuce.
Since then, Jeff has led a wonderful local operation that has provided many repeat customers and countless new folks with the most nutritious and delicious lettuce possible. Think of it this way, you and Circle A Farms share the same backyard – you won’t find a more fresh and homegrown taste than our greens.
Co-owner/Asst. Grower/Business Development
Cheryl was born and raised in Michigan and spent memorable family vacations each summer at Callaway Gardens. She discovered a love for the south and realized she hoped one day she could make the south her home, now living here 22+ years. After touring the greenhouse in the 2nd month of operation, she was immediately drawn to the hydroponics process and the prospect of creating a way to deliver the wonderful greens to local families, restaurants and retail locations. With a B.S. in Dietetics & Food Science and extensive sales experience, she knew this would quickly become a local favorite. Cheryl assists the owner & grower in various greenhouse tasks as well as the website and the New “Farm to Porch” Direct Delivery program, launching early 2017. Her favorite part of Circle A Farms is providing a healthy product to promote wellness, the “shop local” concept or simply interacting with the fabulous customers the product attracts.
When not finding something new and innovative to apply to the Circle A Farms greenhouse, she loves to hike, read, spend time with her family, cook (occasionally!) or enjoy time with close friends.
More info coming soon
More info coming soon
Circle A Farms Interns
While having a local food source in an important component of our day-to- day living, investing in our future holds equal importance. We are proud to have part-time students, both in college & high school assisting us with various tasks here at Circle A Farms. Our interns add much value to our team as well as the overall mission of contributing efforts towards delivering a quality product to the local community.
One may set out to start a business to earn a living and hopefully enjoy the ride along the way. Our very first vision was not just to earn a living and enjoy doing it but to greatly improve the quality of available lettuce to our customers and our local families/friends & even restaurants.
We believe that to some degree, most people eat lettuce in some fashion. From salads, to sandwiches to smoothies to entertaining, people love their greens but in reality, they didn’t really love their greens. It’s been our mission to change this. We want you to love your greens.
Here’s our five point goal:
- To improve your access to locally-grown greens
- To eliminate the need for any type of chemical herbicides or pesticides
- Feed our greens properly balanced nutrients, all derived from natural sources
- Keep our prices affordable by offering direct-to-consumer pricing
- Make you LOVE your lettuce!
We are very happy to hear a favorite saying amongst our customers from shopping at our farm, to Farmer’s Markets to our Direct Delivery program:
“This is the BEST Lettuce EVER!”
While we will continue to grow your favorite greens, we will from time-to-time try additional herbs and various micro greens. Keep your eye out for additional greens, tasty recipes using our greens and where to shop & enjoy our greens.
We supply some of the most fabulous restaurants in town. Be sure to check out our Where to Enjoy tab to get more information.