Bales Farms is a 6th-generation family farm, owned and operated by 15-time Grammy- winning musician Barry Bales, his wife Aliceson and son Marshall. Located in western Greene County, this Tennessee Century Farm has been in operation since 1882. Raising grass-fed beef, pastured pork, pastured poultry and free-range eggs, Bales Farms uses no antibiotics, no growth hormones, and no medicated feed. We strive to provide safe, clean, great tasting and humanely-raised products for our family, as well as yours.
Barry developed a love of the land and farming life from his grandparents almost from birth. Spending every spare moment on the farm, he followed in his grandfather’s footsteps, learning to care for livestock, plant crops, and do things the “old-fashioned” way. Upon graduating high school, Barry embarked on the path of a touring musician, having picked up a love for music from his father. For 27 years, he has been a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station. During that time he has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, and Kenny Chesney, just to name a few.
Growing weary of the bustle of Nashville, Barry moved back to the farm in the early 90’s, managing it as a hunting property. After the birth of Marshall, he dreamed of raising his son in an agricultural setting, teaching him the same love of the land his grandfather taught him. It was then that the current incarnation of Bales Farms came into being. Starting with a few laying hens, we progressed to broiler chickens and pigs. We have since added beef cattle. At first, we wanted to raise enough to feed our family and teach Marshall how to raise and respect livestock. When our chicken and pork given as gifts received rave reviews, we decided to grow our operation to be able to provide quality products to the general public. As believers in the Local Food movement, we look forward to the chance to bring Bales Farms products to you.
Bales Farms 423-823-1397