Garry and Susan Shaw own Hickory Hill Farm along with their daughter and son in law Jennifer and Josh Johns. Hickory Hill is a generational farm and Josh and Jennifer are the sixth generation to farm the land. The farm is in Oglethorpe county in North East Georgia the community of Glade. The land now known as Hickory Hill Farm was given to Susan’s family as a land grant by the State of Georgia in 1852. Currently there are three generations working on the farm with a fourth in training. Both Garry and Susan’s parents live on the farm. Garry’s mother Alice works alongside Garry, Susan, Josh and Jennifer packaging vegetables for retail and wholesale outlets. The children are out in the garden every Wednesday and Friday learning the way of the land.
Hickory Hill is dedicated to organic growing methods and sustainable agricultural practices. The land is important to us and how it’s treated is what will determine if it can produce healthy food for generations to come. The family desires to continue to pass on their generational heritage in farming. Josh and Jennifer currently have three children, and if they choose to continue this way of life their hope is to pass healthy, viable land on to them one day to manage their own farming endeavors.