My name is Lindy Savelle. My husband, Perry, and I welcome you to our website and hope you find what you’re looking for, whether that be trees, fruit, supplies, or just information. Before we send you off to peruse other pages, we first would like to give you a thumbnail summary of who we are. Lindy and Perry began their citrus operation in 2015, but their roots on a farm go all the way back to their births. Lindy grew up on a primarily tobacco farm in Mitchell County, Georgia- Perry on a small scale, diversified farm in Thomas County. Perry was a banker for 20+ years and then a cattleman for 25+ years. In 2015 when Lindy retired from a federal law enforcement career spanning 30+ years, they decided to return to Mitchell and Thomas counties, with plans to bring their farms back to life, so to speak. Their hope was to give back to their communities through the development of an alternative niche, yet a sustainable agricultural commodity. After researching everything from pomegranates to persimmons and lychee to crawfish, they decided citrus was the best fit for them and a commodity that would stimulate growth for Georgia’s agricultural economy. Since 2015, Lindy and Perry have expanded, changed their business model, and learned a whole lot (primarily of what not to do); they are happy to openly share their thoughts and ideas with you about citrus tree and fruit production.
Citrus is truly that one commodity a small family can do together; instead of capital equipment, all that is needed is a bit of effort, determination, and family cooperation. Lindy has served as the President of the Georgia Citrus Association since its inception in October of 2016. In addition, she also serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association. Serving is her give-back, not only to her community but to our state. Lindy and Perry encourage everyone-commercial growers, homeowners, and citrus enthusiasts- to become a member of the Georgia Citrus Association as the citrus industry in Georgia continues to grow in the coming years. Together we can do & learn more...
On our website, you will find two distinctly different yet interrelated components. Georgia Grown Citrus is Lindy and Perry’s citrus nursery. JoNina Farm is Lindy and Perry’s grove operation and homeplace. To learn more about each operation, please check out the About Us Tab under them.
And lastly, whether you look further or not, thank you for visiting us!