Bountiful Harvest Farms was started by Sam and Isabel McLemore in the spring of 2011 in Starkville, Mississippi. What started with a desire to grow vegetables for our family turned into a new career for Sam and an adventure to grow vegetables for the Starkville area. We are Certified Naturally Grown, which is a farmer to farmer certification following National Organic Program practices.
Sam and Isabel are both Mississippi natives from Port Gibson and Oxford, respectively. Sam's grandfathers both grew food in gardens at home. Isabel grew up having a family summer garden most years and learned to compost at an early age. They both had the makings of farming in their future but did not realize it!
Sam and Isabel met, fell in love, and graduated from Mississippi State University and have called Starkville home for 9 years upon graduation.
When Sam graduated from college he took 6 months to hike the Appalachian Trail. After working in the landscape business for a while he decided that he wanted to grow food full time instead of just as a hobby and Bountiful Harvest Farms was born!
In the first year BHF had two neighborhood garden locations and continued to grow. In 2013 the farm needed more space and the operation was moved to one larger piece of property in Starkville. At the end of 2015 the farm moved again to the current location on Pat Station Road where it could be at a more permanent location.