Meet the Simmons

A Family Dedicated to Serving

Beth and I were both born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and married in March 1981. The Lord has blessed us with two boys, and we worship at Central Baptist Church in Hattiesburg. Today, we farm the same fertile ground I worked as a boy.

Searching for a view outside my rural boyhood homeplace, I enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from high school in 1975. After completing my enlistment and graduating from USM in 1982, I pursued a fulfilling career in manufacturing where my profession took me from positions across the Southeast, including travels to Asia, Europe, and South America. I am a Certified Purchasing Manager.

With Beth at my side through each professional move, I never left the military. I joined the Army National Guard and later transferred to the Air National Guard. After multiple commands, I retired June 2015 with the rank of Colonel.

Life went full circle when daddy left me the farm in 2009. With a commitment to innovation, sustainable agriculture, and truly wholesome food, Beth and I established Nature’s Gourmet Farm. Applying the same virtues of hard work and perseverance this land taught me as a boy, we’ve found success here at Nature’s Gourmet by offering healthy and environmentally-friendly grass-fed beef, chicken, eggs and pork to consumers who demand great tasting, healthy and nutritious foods for their families.