NORMAN PARK, GA — The Baker family has been farming here in central Georgia for generations. In 1970, Terry Baker planted some cabbage and Southern vegetables. When sons Joe and Richard came of age, they joined the business and soon steered it in a different direction — premium Georgia-grown greens.
While the Bakers still handle other items — from beets to zucchini — they've made greens their primary focus. A new state-of-the-art production facility went online a year ago. And after years of only doing bulk production, the Bakers entered the retail space with their own Baker Farms line of premium greens a year ago.
Here, Joe and Richard talk about their heritage, the new facility and label, and what it takes to keep greens growing in Georgia year-round.