The Sherman family has been farming land in Grady County, Georgia for three generations. In the past they've farmed tobacco and cane. The land now extends into Decatur County and supports a diversity of crops including collards, green beans, squash, rutabaga, onions, watermelons, green peas, shell peas, corn, and wheat. This year Sherman also has a plot for organic watermelons, beets, squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. Plans for the future include a U-Pick, farm tours, and fruit orchards.
Kelvin Sherman has been going to farmers markets and selling local produce to the area since childhood. He's since developed an extensive cooperative network of neighboring small farmers and gardeners and plays a key role in getting their foods to local markets.