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Jones Greenhouses & Berry Farm

Lamar, Mississippi

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Phone: (662) 252-3737
Address: 2946 S. Slayden Road, Lamar, Mississippi 38642
Updated: Jan 22, 2015

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By Rachael Burnett with excerpts from aFamily business in Slayden has deep rootsa by Beth Breithaupt of The South Reporter Jones Greenhouse, originally known as Oak Hill Nursery, began as a small family-run operation in 1965 and has since grown into a much larger, though still very much family-run business, with 40 greenhouses and five acres of blackberries in production. Johnny and Betty Jones first had a small farming operation in which they raised cows and crops in Germantown, TN,...READ MORE

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  • Sponsor Organization Name: Collierville Farmer's Market
  • Location: Collierville, TN

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  • Credit/Debit Card

Days/Times Open

  • Thursday (Hours of Operation: 8am to 1pm)

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  • Only Specific Months (May, June, July, August, September)

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About Us

By Rachael Burnett with excerpts from aFamily business in Slayden has deep rootsa by Beth Breithaupt of The South Reporter
Jones Greenhouse, originally known as Oak Hill Nursery, began as a small family-run operation in 1965 and has since grown into a much larger, though still very much family-run business, with 40 greenhouses and five acres of blackberries in production. Johnny and Betty Jones first had a small farming operation in which they raised cows and crops in Germantown, TN, but in 1961 they decided to move their business to Slayden, MS, and shortly after they built a greenhouse as a little asideline.a Their four children, Chris, Katey, Jill, and Jody all helped their parents in the venture, and throughout the 1960s until 1981, this little asidelinea gradually expanded, growing vegetables and flowers for local garden centers. In 1972, a tornado devastated aOak Hilla flattening 60 trees and thus necessitating the name shift to Jones Greenhouse. Ten years later, in 1981 after Johnnyas passing, eldest son Chris took over the business and expanded the greenhouses to 20,000 square feet. In 1990, the Jonesa daughter Katey returned to help her brother run the growing operation. Under Chris and Kateyas direction, the focus shifted from raising vegetables for garden centers to growing major bedding plants for landscapers. They now serve close to 70 landscapers and garden centers within a 75-mile radius, including Memphis, TN, Desoto County MS, Corinth and Tupelo, MS. This wholesale business comprises over 95% of their business; the remaining

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