George Anne Jones and Mark Jones are living the dream of having the Earth provide for our basic needs. They were married on January the 26th of 2001. A month later Mark was moving to France for work. Four months later, George Anne would move there too after graduating from Limestone College. Two years later it was back to the Upstate of South Carolina for work. They settled in Simpsonville, but after several years of experiencing the rapid growth and congestion, they decided to move to the country. In May of 2015, Cedar Falls Farm was established on 48 acres along the Reedy River in the Fork Shoals community
What initially started out as a hobby has evolved into a solid retirement plan with plenty of room for growth.
The first order of business was converting a former horse farm into a working farm with gardens, chickens and bees. There was a lot of clearing to be done down by the river and pastures to be renovated.
2018 is the first year of major expansions here on the farm with added gardens and expansion of egg operations with the switch to pasture raised chickens. After two bad years in the apiary,bees will be added back to the farm this Spring. Keep following the story as it is nowhere near the end!
George Anne and Mark both retired from Michelin. George Anne enjoys reading, grandkids and life on the farm. Mark R Jones focuses full time on the farm operations at Cedar Falls Farm. In his spare time, he works as an unpaid Planning Commissioner for Greenville County. He also enjoys volunteering locally.