Farm Manager, Jim Fraser

Farm Manager, Jim Fraser

The Farmers:

Manager, Jim Fraser:  Jim began managing Elm Street Gardens in January of 2013. He comes to Elm Street with not only a considerable amount of farming experience, including his last position at Rise N’ Shine Farms in north Georgia, but also a well rounded world view, thanks to his three years of work in Panama with the Peace Corps.  Jim achieved Organic Certification for Elm Street Gardens.

Apprentice, Tess Frawley

Apprentice, Tess Frawley

Assistant Manager, Tess Frawley: After working on organic farms in Pennsylvania and Michigan over the last three seasons, Tess has headed back to southern climes to continue providing people with nutritious, local produce. She aspires to shift the global food system towards one that promotes the health of all people and the environment. She loves to get her hands dirty! 

Garden Owners, Robert & Suzy Currey

Garden Owners, Robert & Suzy Currey

The Owners, Robert & Suzy Currey: The founders of Elm Street Gardens, Robert and Suzy Currey, have spent most of their working lives involved in the home furnishings industry. Their most recent business, Currey & Company, from which they are mostly retired, was begun in 1988 and is a manufacturer of lighting and both interior and garden furnishings. Elm Street Gardens came about as over the years they transformed the overgrown backyard behind their 1840's home into a beautiful and highly productive vegetable farm. They have also developed a mushroom growing operation, Sparta Mushrooms, across the street in another historic building.


15 Elm Street, Sparta, GA