Our Trading Post & Native Plant Nursery will be OPEN 9-2 CT, Saturday May 11th
Shop for all farm products, including Beef, Lamb, Pork, Cheese and Sorghum Syrup and receive 5% off your total purchase. And there is never any sales tax when you buy direct from us! For questions, call 423-942-9201. For directions, click here. We hope to see you soon!
PLUS – Native Plants from our nursery will be available. For more info about our native plant nursery, click here.
About Our Farm
Sequatchie Cove Farm is a diversified farm of 300 acres nestled in the shadows of the Cumberland Plateau, located 35 minutes northwest of downtown Chattanooga. The farm is bordered by the Little Sequatchie River and is surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine Tennessee wilderness. The farm is run by Bill and Miriam Keener, their children Ann, Kelsey and Ashley Keener, Miriam’s parents Jim and Emily Wright, Nathan and Padgett Arnold and an assortment of seasonal helpers from our community and beyond.
The health of the land, water, air, livestock, ourselves are all linked inextricably. We make decisions and work with this basic philosophy close to our hands and our heart. You can be sure that all of our products arrive at your door with this level of integrity in mind.
How we raise our animals is very important to us. Our animals spend their entire lives grazing in open pastures. They graze, scratch, root, and roam the way the animals were designed to. We use no pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics or growth promoting hormones, just earth, water, compost, and careful management.
We raise healthy, content animals in order to provide a product healthy for our consumption, our environment, and our whole human ecology. Each day we learn a bit more about what each animal needs to live a stress-free and productive life. If an animal is stressed, the whole farm, including the farmer, is stressed. They know us, we know them and we treat them with respect.
What We Produce
In partnership with Westmoreland Farm, we raise beef on the pastures of east Tennessee. Our beef cows are able to roam freely, eating healthy grass and enjoying fresh air and sunshine.
We raise a diverse herd of dairy cows on pasture throughout the entire year. We use raw milk exclusively from our farm to make our alpine-inspired aged cheeses. Three types of Sequatchie Cove Farm cheese are now available: our tomme ‘Cumberland,’ washed-rind style, ‘Coppinger,’ and NEW award winning ‘Dancing Fern.’ Our cheeses are available locally and throughout the region at retailers and restaurants. Contact us to learn more about how to purchase our artisan farmstead cheeses.
Our heritage breed pork is raised in the woods surrounding our pastures. Free to roam and root around, our pigs live happily and naturally. They are fed a high quality, freshly-milled grain ration. The feed is certified organic and available through Organic Valley Farmers Co-op. We also supplement their diet with nutritious whey from our cheese-making facility.
CLICK HERE for the recent article about our lamb from Nooga.com
We raise this heritage breed on pasture year-round. Katahdin is a well-adapted breed for the southeast and has excellent quality meat. Lamb is available on a regular basis, and we also offer special Lamb Packages. Contact Kelsey Keener at kelseydk [at] hotmail [dot] com for more information about lamb availability.
Pasture Raised Eggs
Our hens live and roam freely in our pastures, able to get plenty of grass and insects in their diet. This produces eggs high in beta carotene, contributing to their wonderfully bright orange yolks and amazing flavor. They are fed a high quality, freshly-milled grain ration. The feed is certified organic and available through Organic Valley Farmers Co-op. We also supplement their diet with nutritious whey from our cheese-making facility.
Dancing Fern Nursery propagates all plants from seed or cuttings. No plants are ever dug from the wild. We specialize in Tennessee natives, including many species of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials.
Pick Your Own Berries (blueberries & blackberries by appointment only)
We raise our fruits using organic growing methods. U-pick berries are available at the farm from June-August. Call ahead for availability & an appointment. (423) 942-9201
Fresh vegetables and shiitake mushrooms are available on a limited basis throughout the growing season. We grow all of our vegetables using organic growing methods, adding fertility to the soil with nutrient-rich, living compost made here on the farm from our own animal manures. We are growing vegetables for a few local outlets in 2012, including the Main Street Farmer’s Market, area restaurants, and our on-farm Trading Post.
Farm Trading Post
We invite you to come purchase food from the farm. Please call ahead for availability and appointment. While you’re here feel free to walk around. All Sequatchie Cove Farm products are available at the Trading Post. Open year-round.
(423) 942-9201 – Closed Sundays
Directions to Sequatchie Cove Farm
Please call ahead before dropping by.
From I-24, exit 155, take Hwy 28 north for 3 miles; after road turns two-lane, take first left onto Mel Dixon Lane. Drive 1 mile to Valley View Hwy (T-intersection), turn right. Go 2.5 miles (through town of Sequatchie), turn left at signs for “Trials Training Center” / “Coppinger Cove Baptist Church.” Drive 2 miles. Turn left when road splits (mailboxes on right, sign on large tree marked Dixon Cove). First driveway to right; look for our sign.