Five Cedars Farm

Five Cedars Farm is a beautiful, well-organized vegetable and fruit farm owned and operated by Hank and Debbie Connelly. Including their hoop house and barn, they have 3 acres of property devoted to farming. What started as 4 rows to produce their own food has turned into an award -winning, full time job that the Connelly’s take great pride in.

Hank and Debbie Connelly met in Washington DC, both working in the corporate world. After retiring, the couple decided to move to Cedartown, where Debbie was originally from.  The Connelly’s purchased part of Debbie’s father’s property to build their home. Once the couple had settled in, Debbie’s father plowed four rows to start their garden. Each year their garden grew, as well as their interest in growing and preserving their harvest. The couple soon decided to make a roadside stand at the end of their driveway to sell their extra crops to the public, just as Debbie’s family had done when she was growing up.  Five Cedars Farm was such a hit that their stand caused a few traffic jams during the height of the growing season.

The Connelly’s have built a barn, put in an irrigation system and added a hoop house to their property since the first years. The barn serves as the base of their operation now; this prevents traffic from backing up on the road and allows their customers to see where everything is grown. Five Cedars Farm does an excellent job ensuring a constant crop of tomatoes each year, planting well over 1,000 plants throughout the season. In addition to tomatoes you can find watermelons, cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, okra, cucumbers, green beans, eggplants, snap peas and a wide assortment of peppers. In addition to fresh vegetables, Five Cedars Farm prepares a range of delicious preserved foods using ingredients grown at their farm. You can visit Five Cedars Farm any day of the week and every Thursday at the Rockmart Farmers Market.

Shonna Kirkpatrick