Joe Tierney, a.k.a. “Farmer Joe” has been a Bixby resident for 30 years and is dedicated to growing the best organic produce. He purchased his property, 17.5 acres at the end of South Sheridan (in what used to be the middle of nowhere), because he recognized the healthy, loamy, riverbed soil was perfect for growing.
After transitioning from being a chef, Joe ran a wholesale produce company (Progressive Produce) that provided the finest quality produce to the best restaurants and country clubs in Oklahoma. He then had an idea -- why not bring together the incredible network of food producers he'd formed relationships with over the years to offer these high-quality fresh, local foods directly to Tulsa-area residents? With this mission, he opened for retail in 2017.
Joe has pressed on through ups and downs and even expanded the retail area into his barn. This year, in addition to his own organic produce, he's offering the best local meats and dairy, and chef-prepared meals.
Joe loves to make people happy (how could anyone not get excited about trying purple carrots and candy-striped beets?) and his passion is to make a difference in the quality of local, organic produce available for Tulsa-area residents. He's now one of the largest certified organic producers in the state.
If there's a vegetable you don't know how to prepare, ask Joe. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, New York), he was a professional chef in New York, New Jersey, New Orleans and Kansas City before making Bixby his home.
Farmer Joe's dog, Maggie, runs a tight ship at the farm but also helps balance his workload with routine appeals for a treat break and ear scratch. In his free time Joe loves to hike and fish.