Burnell Farms is located in Royston, Georgia. Royston is known for the land which is rich, fertile and well developed into a prosperous cattle and farming section.
William and Tamie always have had a passion for farming and hoped one day to achieve the dream of living off the land. The Burnell's are originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Due to the flood in 2008, there in Cedar Rapids, Iowa William and Tamie lost their home and all of their possessions. Tamie always dreamed of starting a farm. It seemed like no better time as they literally had nothing to lose due to the disaster and devastation from the flood.
William and Tamie found an organization called Georgia Organics through them discovered the land. After coming down and looking at the land fell in love with it and decided to move to Royston Georgia in August, 2009 to live our dream. With help from the local Natural Resources Conversation Service (USDA/NRCS), we were able to begin the process of growing vegetables using High Tunnel and Micro irrigation provided with a EQUIP grant.
Since moving to Georgia, William and Tamie have grown tremendously, severing fresh produce. Attending Markets and networking with other businesses has allowed them to remain successful and stay competitive within the produce industry.