Senior Inspector

Little Toccoa Creek Farm

Owner: Susan Caster

1517 Camp Mikell Rd
Toccoa, GA 30577
Stephens County

daytime phone: (404) 512-5621
evening phone: (404) 512-5621

Application Date: 2022-04-24

Farming History

Your Name *
Susan Caster
For how many years have you managed or worked on a CNG-certified farm? *
How many years of experience total do you have managing a farming operation that’s managed according to CNG/organic principles (whether certified or not)? *
Please indicate the place/s where you have farmed, including farm name, town, state, and country. *
Little Toccoa Creek Farm Toccoa, Ga 30577 USA

Types of Farming & Expertise

Please check the box corresponding to the types of operations with which you have at least three years of experience.

What type of training have you received in farming practices (on-farm and off-farm)? *
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension programs. Worked on a biodynamic farm in New Zealand in 2015. Online course on high tunnels.
Please briefly describe your experience with mentoring, training, or advising other farmers, if any.
Active with Northeast Georgia Locally Grown and the NGLG farmers network.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most proud of? *
Nurturing the soil. Encouraging biodiversity in the soil using hay cut from the pasture, leaves gathered in the woods, decomposed mushroom logs and manure from the animals.
What aspect of your farming operation are you most known for? (This could be a particular crop beloved by customers or an uncommon production method that other farmers would appreciate.) *
I sell a "seasonal salad mix" every week of the year which means using greens that tolerate our hot Georgia summers like magenta spreen, jewels of opar, malabar spinach, etc.
What do you appreciate about Certified Naturally Grown?
Love the enthusiastic staff always ready to assist farmers. Appreciate all the resources available to help me improve my practices to grow healthy food with nature.
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know.
It's great to see all the new CNG farmers on social media. It's so encouraging to read about farmers committed to natural practices.