Upon retiring from the Airforce, Ernie Baldree was looking for ways to utilize his Granddaddy’s old farm in Irwinville, Georgia. He enjoys working with animals much more than gardening, so that is where he found his passion. Baldree has been a market vendor for 3 seasons at the Wiregrass Farmers Market. What is the farm name you might ask? Only fitting, “Granddaddy’s Farm”. You can find Baldree selling farm fresh eggs at the market every Saturday. But what you might not know is, you can also pre-order fresh meat too! Granddaddy’s Farm takes pre-orders for pastured broilers, turkeys, pork and grass-finished beef. The farm strives to raise all animals in an ethical and stress-free environment, with no antibiotics or hormones.
His favorite part about being a market vendor is having access to some of the excellent produce and products of the other vendors. His favorite purchase at the market is Silly Goat’s “Almond Bark” Cheese and fresh seasonal fruits and berries.
When asked his favorite quote or verse, Baldree chose:
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘whom shall I send and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am. Send Me!’- Isaiah 6:8
Be sure to follow Granddaddy’s Farm on Facebook @granddaddys.farm
Visit all of the vendors at the Wiregrass Farmers Market on Saturday from 9a.m.- Noon!