Leavelle Farms is a family owned and operated farm in the western Tuscaloosa County community called Romulus. The farm has been owned and operated in this area by the Leavelle Family for over 75 years.
Clyde is a fourth generation farmer who grew up on the farm, as his father did, but left to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. During his time as a cadet at West Point he spent some time in Rahway, New Jersey with his roommate's family where he met his roommate's sister, Sally, and... well... her beauty, brains, and top notch cooking caught his attention, to say the least! They fell in love and dated throughout his time at West Point.
They got married and proceeded to a life as newlyweds in the Army. Following some years and great adventures around the world Sally and Clyde welcomed their first daughter, Elizabeth, into the world. Shortly after Elizabeth was born, they moved back to the farm in Tuscaloosa. Clyde continued his military career in the U.S. Army Reserves while farming cotton and raising cattle with his father.
They had their second daughter Katey, built a house, got the world's best dog and named her Brandy, and then had their third daughter, Victoria.
In the early '90s, Clyde and Sally decided to plant blackberries and blueberries for a U-Pick berry service to help pay for the girls' college funds.
Thus began Leavelle's Berries! Throughout the years, deployments with the Army, and changes and growth on the farm, the Leavelles still have the U-Pick blueberries, grow hay, and have over 100 cows.
Sally and Clyde recently celebrated 50 years of marriage! Elizabeth’s husband, Chris, is still active duty in the Army and they are currently enjoying being stationed close enough to be able to spend long weekends at the farm. Katey and her husband, Dustin, are currently in the Europe serving as missionaries. Victoria, Joe, and their two boys live in Huntsville and visit the farm often.