Native Plants Sale & Cheese Tasting/Tour!!
This Saturday, April 12th, come on out to the farm from 9 to 12 central time!
In honor of Spring and Raw Milk Appreciation Day we would love if you could come out to the farm this coming Saturday! Miriam will be selling Native ferns and wildflowers at Dancing Fern Nursery and Padgett will be hosting a cheese tasting and tour of the creamery and dairy cows. Also the Trading Post will be open with lots of goodies for sale. More information is below!
– From 9-12 central time our Trading Post will be open where we will be selling our pastured beef and lamb, eggs from our pastured chickens, pet milk, and raw milk cheeses from Sequatchie Cove Creamery.
– 9-12 am: Native Ferns and Wildflowers for sale @ Dancing Fern Nursery. For more information on specific plants call Miriam @ 423-942-9201
– 10 am: Cheese Tour
– 11 am: Cheese Tasting, Including our award winning cheeses Dancing Fern and Shakerag Blue, plus Cumberland, Gruetli, and newly released Nickajack and Bellamy Blue.
Trading Post open the first Saturday of
every month from 9-11 central time or
any other day BY APPOINTMENT.
We now have eggs! Besides being raised in the fresh air and having grass and bugs to eat, the chickens are fed certified organic feed
Beef, Lamb, Pet Milk, Sequatchie Cove Creamery Cheeses, and Native Ferns from our Nursery are available!!
Click Here to pre-order meat packages for Wednesdays at Main St Farmers Market!
NEW!!! Ground Beef Package – 10lbs. for $65!!! Place your order today!
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, Kelsey and Ashley Keener, Miriam’s parents Jim and Emily Wright, Nathan and Padgett Arnold, Randall Tomlinson 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. >
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.
Dancing Fern Nursery Native Plants »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) 942-9
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.