“Back Home Farm was established in 2010, and is located near the community of Mt. Moriah in Coosa County, Alabama. Back Home Farm is a sustainable farm that focuses on growing quality produce by implementing organic and sustainable farming methods. Andy and Renee Whorton manage the day to day operations of making sure that our customers are receiving fresh, locally grown, produce. Our farm is situated within a valley along Weogufka Creek, which is a relatively undisturbed piedmont stream that originates in the mountains of Talladega National Forest. The rich, fertile soil that is found along Weogufka Creek, in addition to the climate of central Alabama, allow us the opportunity to grow a diversity and abundance of produce.
We (Andy and Renee Whorton) decided on the name Back Home Farm because of how we came to live and farm the property. As native Alabamians, we have longed to get back home after living in Atlanta, Georgia, for nearly 12 years. During our time in Georgia, our family grew- which now includes three wonderful children (Jackson, Joshua, and Lydia Joy). Although we were raising a family, we never felt at home. Although we connected to our church and community in metropolitan Atlanta, we often longed to return home to Alabama. We missed our extended family, we missed our connection to the people of Alabama, we missed the incredible beauty of Alabama, and we longed to return to our roots.
As our longing to return home continued, Renee’s father was looking for a place for retreat. One thatcould be enjoyed for hunting, fishing, and resting, as well as a place for future generations to enjoy. Andy shared with his father-in-law his desire to farm and soon found out that this dream was shared. The property on the banks of Weogufka Creek was discovered and it was soon realized that Renee’s family used this creek as a swimming hole a generation ago! Soon after, the property was purchased and the legacy of Back Home Farm began.
Back Home Farm is committed to growing food sustainably for the surrounding community and region. A sustainable farm requires that we make stewardship of the soil and the farm's natural resources our top priority. We are also committed to our community...we desire to provide fresh, locally grown produce to citizens of central Alabama at competitive prices. We also hope to regularly provide and serve the needs of local residents by donating produce to local food shelters and ministries that are centered in Coosa, Talladega, and Tallapoosa Counties.