Grandaddy’s Farm has been run by the Dixon family since early 1951. From Charles Dixon in 1951 to current operators Andrew and Philip Dixon, the family tradition at Grandaddy’s is strong. Charles Dixon & his wife worked the land around their home and raised four children, all while Charles worked full time in hardware store in Decherd, Tennessee. Fast forward a few years and the Dixon brothers’ grandfather followed in his father’s footsteps: farming the land and working a full time job. Eventually, their grandfather decided that farming full time was the path he should take. Tradition held true and Andrew and Philip’s father eventually joined in on farming full time. The Dixon brothers, fourth generation farmers, have now taken their place as the farmers of Grandaddy’s land. The Dixon family has a vision to share the joys of farming, agriculture, and agritourism with their community. For the Dixon brothers, the memories made on the farm were too precious not to share with the community and their love of agriculture makes it easy to continue the tradition started by Charles 70 years prior.
This year, the Dixon family is celebrating 17 seasons as an agritourism destination for the Middle Tennessee community.