It all began in 1989, when Jerry took Beth on a canoeing trip down the Barren Fork River. Jerry proposed in his cabbage field, and Beth agreed that she would marry him after they saved up $10,000. A few months later, Beth asked Jerry how he was doing with his savings. He said, "I've got about $600." She said, "That's close enough."  After marrying, Beth worked as an insurance agent for Farm Bureau and Jerry was a marketing specialist for the State of Tennessee Agriculture Dept.  After three years of living in the city, they decided it was time to move to Jerry's hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee, where they purchased 57 acres on the Barren Fork River. 

WELCOME TO BLANKENSHIP FARMS

FOUNDED IN 2002 BY BETH AND JERRY, BLANKENSHIP FARMS PRODUCES OVER 60,000 CONTAINER-GROWN SHRUBS AND TREE LINERS OF MORE THAN 120 VARIETIES, AS WELL AS OVER 150 ACRES OF B&B NURSERY STOCK. WE ARE COMMITTED TO QUALITY IN ALL THAT WE DO AND TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN OUR PRODUCTS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE. 

"SO NEITHER THE ONE WHO PLANTS NOR THE ONE WHO WATERS IS ANYTHING, BUT ONLY GOD WHO MAKES THINGS GROW." 1 COR. 3:7