“I am thankful God puts the right people in my life to help get His will accomplished.” — Jason Brown
Jason Brown is a remarkable man. By the age of 26, he was living the dream of many American men, playing Center in the world of professional football. He was, literally, at the top of the game – the highest paid Center in the history of the NFL. A man of deep faith, Jason’s soul searching led him to walk away from the NFL and a 35 million dollar contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Jason knew nothing about farming. The breadth of his experience was time spent as a kid with his grandfather in caring for a small urban garden. Despite the risks and disbelief of his peers, this 27-year-old pillar of courage stepped out in faith and began searching for land not far from his hometown of Louisburg, NC.
Through an Inexplicable turn of events, he and his wife Tay acquired the 1,000 acres which they named First Fruits Farm. This name arose from a covenant Jason made with God – that he would donate the first fruits of the farm’s harvest. The first crop of the farm yielded over 120,000 pounds of sweet potatoes.
First Fruits Farm continues to donate all their crops and, to date, has provided over 850,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and cucumbers to those in need. Dedication of service to others doesn’t stop there. Jason and Tay are committed to inspiring others to get back to the land and discover the power of agriculture. There are tours, events and youth outreach programs – and all who participate are forever changed. For details visit: First Fruits Farm