Rainbow Star Farm

Rainbow Star Farm

Rainbow Star Farm

Rainbow Star Farm is owned and operated by Paul and Donna Miller. It is located in the SW quadrant of the city of Gainesville Florida. In 1971 Paul begin growing organic vegetables on property that had been in agricultural production since the 1940′s. In 1975 Paul married Donna and they continued growing vegetables until the blessings of children.
From the early 1980′s until 2010 the farm commercially produced only deciduous fruit tree nursery stock. Upon Paul’s retirement from Horticultural Sciences at UF, the farm went back into vegetable production. The fruit tree nursery stock production moved off the farm in Gainesville to another location.
All food grown on the farm meets USDA’s requirements for organic certification. All materials used in production are approved by OMRI, the Organic Materials Review Institute. Due to cost, the farm is not certified organic, and produce can only be sold as naturally grown. Although natural production is labor intensive and costly, the quality, sweetness, nutrition and safety of the food is assured. Production is environmentally sound with low petroleum input.
Paul and Donna have chosen this occupation because of the support and gifts from the Holy Spirit. The importance of community with our brothers and sisters and the support given the farm is a blessing to us.