About our farm
Good prices. Good vibes. Good things.
What we do
Mountain Roots Farm is located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Sevierville, Tennessee. We are a small market garden, less than one half cultivated acre, that specializes in root crops, baby greens and lettuces year-round. We use a variety of season extension techniques with low and high tunnels and innovative hand tools to maximize efficiency.
Mountain Roots Farm will supply local grocers with fresh greens and seasonal vegetables, as well as sell to the public at farmers’ markets in the area. You may even see our name on local restaurant menus in Knoxville and surrounding counties. Some examples of seasonal offerings include carrots, turnips, beets, radishes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbages and more. Baby greens including spinach, kales, arugula, lettuce mixes and head lettuce will be readily available.
Mountain Roots Farm makes large quantities of quality compost through fall decoration gathering, providing landscape companies with a leaf drop location on the farm, and in the future, will grow our own compost inputs. The chickens on the farm take a lot of credit, as they are always busy mixing, shredding and aerating the compost piles. Our heavy clay soils are yearning for organic matter, high-quality nutrients and minerals, and soil life that support the growing of quality produce.
While building the infrastructure of the farm, Paul Wargo and Beau Belmont, both working full-time jobs, are moving forward to eventually become full-time farmers. They attribute much of their knowledge to immersion in books by Jean-Martin, Curtis Stone and Ben Hartman, and have completed an online course by Conor Crickmore of Neversink Farm in Claryville, NY. Their wives, Alicea Wargo and Courtney Belmont, handle all administrative business and social media. The goal of Mountain Roots Farm is to offer consumers fresh, high-quality, long-lasting produce that they can feel good about eating and we feel good about selling.