With over 35 years of tried and true hands-on experience in growing food and raising livestock, you would think we have all the answers, we don’t.
We strive to learn something new every day and share that knowledge with as many others as possible.
I have had the opportunity to travel all over the country and attend numerous livestock programs, garden classes and culinary schools, such as cheese making and cooking with culinary herbs. I have attended garden symposiums, aquaponics workshops, hydroponics workshops, and have visited and worked with numerous other CSA’s and small sustainable farms. We have many, many years of successful experience operating our previous single farm CSA, then in 2010 created a multi-farm CSA in an effort to bring community together and strengthen our local food shed, this was extremely successful.
I have been teaching classes in the areas of homesteading and livestock management for MANY years..
In 2014 a health tragedy led us to a tough decision to sell our previous farm. We decided to travel and visit family (do the things that mattered the most), four surgeries later, my tragedy was turned to triumph!
We found the beautiful hills of NE TN during our travels and fell in love with both the beauty of Gods creation in the scenery and with the kindness of the people.
We once again live on a farm, with two creeks, a beautiful pasture, heritage livestock and absolutely wonderful growing conditions with a mild four season temperate climate.
It is my goal to share my knowledge with local residents of Hawkins County and beyond by teaching sustainable farming methods through biological agriculture, animal husbandry and the culinary arts, while providing nutrient dense food that we grow in our gardens for our CSA members, restaurants and local farmers markets.
Qualified applicants that are interested in furthering their sustainable agriculture education have the opportunity to learn locally in a hands-on environment through our volunteer workshare internship program.
We promote healthy eating, while sustaining a balance with nature.
Photo of Gourmet Garlic GROWN at Orchard Creek Farm