what's in a name
From owner and farmer Lauren Palmer — A love of farming has been passed down through generations of my family. My father was raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm, and though they were forced out by the Army Corp of Engineers and eminent domain, his love of the land and its gifts only deepened. His motto for our family has always been “bloom where you were planted.” Like my father, my mother possesses a deep reverence for the land, and, after ten years of searching, they found a place where their shared love of it could take root, a place where they cultivated my passion for it, and a place where I hope to pass the same on to my own daughter — the place we named Bloomsbury Farm.
Bloomsbury is over 400 acres of breathtaking land in Smyrna, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville.
owner and farmer
Lauren, who holds a bachelor’s in social work and a master’s in management, couples her background in social work with a life-long desire to cultivate to provide the highest-quality organic produce and to educate her community about the land and the importance of the food we eat.
Lauren built Bloomsbury Farm from the ground up, and started by selling her organic vegetables and sprouts at area farmers markets. Since those early days in 2009, the farm has expanded, producing a wide array of fresh vegetables, fruits, sprouts, and herbs for the markets, local businesses, and wholesalers in and around Nashville and the greater region.
To be able to walk to work every morning and raise my baby girl with the same love for the earth my parents instilled in me is a true gift.
We are all blooming where we have been planted.
Richie, a long-time family friend, became part of the Bloomsbury team in 2012. He oversees our food safety practices and helps to manage all other aspects of the farm. Though born in Louisiana, he has called the Smyrna area home for almost thirty years. Prior to the farm, Richie worked as a wildlife ecologist; his love for animals is well-known to all of Bloomsbury's creature kingdom (wild and domesticated alike). Richie, who holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from Middle Tennessee State University, is also an educator at Motlow State Community College. Richie was born with Cystic Fibrosis and underwent a double lung transplant in 2011; he believes it's fresh air and hard work that keep him happy and healthy.
—What is Bloomsbury Farm—
grow to gather
WHat we do
We have a commitment to sustainability, not only to the land, but to ourselves and to those around us. Every fruit and vegetable is grown with dedication, love, and good old–fashioned (and organic) Tennessee soil. Our commitment is simple — to provide only the best.
Bloomsbury Farm is nestled in the hills between Smyrna and Nolensville, TN. Our greenhouse grows sprouts, wheatgrass, and microgreens year–round. Vegetables, fruits, and herbs are also a large part of the operation; they are grown from March through November. We believe that when people eat natural, organic food, they can taste the difference. It's a chain of goodness that begins with healthy soil, and finishes with healthy animals and people.
Every Saturday, from March to November, we sell our farm–fresh produce at four farmers markets around Nashville. It is important for us to get to meet our local community and support the buy–local movement. Come out and enjoy the benefits of organic living — we would love to meet you!
Bloomsbury is not only where we work, it is where we live. With three distinct properties on the farm, we have opened our loft for rent through Airbnb. It's a beautiful destination for those looking for the convenience to Nashville, but wanting a secluded escape on our beautiful property.
We open our beautiful grounds to a limited number of weddings each year. With specially designed packages for wedding of all sizes and needs, our venue is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding that welcomes guests to a breathtaking location.
We provide our local community with the opportunity to share in seasonal living through our CSA basket options. We fill our baskets with fresh fruits, vegetables, and farm eggs. Bloomsbury — from our organic farm to your kitchen!
Bloomsbury is host to numerous private and public events each year. Our property is the perfect location to gather family and friends. We believe in the need to build strong communities and encourage everyone to share in the beauty of outdoor living. Our public event calendar is coming soon.
We would love to hear from you. For information about our farm, produce, press or collaborating with Bloomsbury Farm, please fill out our contact form here. For special events and weddings please click here for our events form.