"Use what you have"
"Use what you have"

A Bit of Local History

 

For those who don't have a clue about where Polk County is located in Tennessee, we live on the south eastern border about 30 minutes drive away from the most western North Carolina border About a 15 minute drive south puts you in North Georgia.

 

One could either say our county should be in North Carolina or Georgia and there have been attempts to change boundaries several times especially when everyone found out just how valuable our little "neck of the woods" really was and still is. We are in the foot hills of the Great Smoky Mountains, as well as home to many Ocoee and Hiawassee rafting businesses, the campers and lakers are coming in from all part of the United States.

 

And as our visitors hike, boat, raft, enjoy the famous Tennessee hillbilly music, crafts and southern fried hospitality, the area farmers look on from fields and barns that have been plowed and harvested for many generations. Although tourism has created new industry, farming still remains what keeps many of the locals  busy year round.

 

However, very few new generational youngsters are actually interested in or producing food for the masses. The saying "one of the days America is going to wake up hungry" gets closer with each Tennessee sunset.

 

Mission statement

 

Trew Organic Farms is dedicated to the idea that the old ways with new understanding can be combined to maintain and develop the existing land, produce natural and healthy foods, and continue to live a most rewarding and beneficial lifestyle. We pledge to promote and support a natural environment for our products, our loved ones and our community at large.

 

Our Family History:

 

 

The Trews were early settlers in the Delano, Benton, Ocoee Area.  Bill is one of four sibblings residing in the local area.  He farms some of the original Trew family land.  The Trew family have been in farming as well as other business enterprises since 1906 and at this time the grandchildren represent the 6th generation of farming.  This is Trewly an awsome heritage.  Bill has one son, Zachary, his wife Cigi , and two daughters, Carissa Ballew, her husband Jason and Emily Maynard, her husband Jordan. 

The five grandchildren are:  Brock Trew, Addyson Trew, Brayden Ballew, Judah Ballew, and the newest addition, Archie Ray Maynard.  

 

 

  Blondie's end of the world takes us back to Texas and Virginia.  Jeannie's family are from a family farm located in the east Dallas area.  Her Mother, June Glover Marshall, was youngest of 10 siblings living on a small cattle ranch.  Jeannie's father, Bishop James Marshall, is a backwoods Virginian, master painter, artist, and a very colorful lifelong minister.  Her parents met at Lee College, married, and stayed in the Tennessee area, pastoring several local churches with her mother teaching many years at Waterville Elementary. 

     Jeannie has one brother, Colonial James Alan Marhall, retired Airforce, and now CEO of a Classical Christian private school and resides with his wife Kendra and two boys Nolan and Joshua in Pinehurst, NC. 

 

Jeannie has a son, Daniel Cummings, daughter, Carrie Inglis/Husband Mike Inglis, and their children Sarah/Daniel's and Kurt/Carrie's. 

Of course, Gammie, Grammie, Nanna, grandmother Jeannie, and Mamaw Jeannie, and just Jeannie knows no boundries in love for both her side and Bill's side of relatives.  She loves them all and spends much time trying to do those little things kids love and remember.  Blondie is one happy and very blessed gal.  Blondie prefers the "old ways" and feels that the memories she most cherishes about her childhood should still be memories the sons and daughters and grandchildren are making now.  

 

 

 

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