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Harvesting Homegrown Delights: Exploring Family-Owned Farms in South Central Tennessee

Buckley Farms: A Farm-to-Table Experience

Just a short drive from the square in Fayetteville, The Market at Buckley Farm welcomes visitors with a warm smile and a white building that sits proudly in front of their 50-acre, multi-species farm in Lincoln County, TN. Jessica Buckley, along with her husband Eli and their four children, invites you into a unique farm-to-table experience.

Upon entering the store, you are immersed in a world of locally sourced, high-quality products, including beef, pork, poultry and eggs. The Buckleys raise the chicken and pork on pasture here at Buckley Farm. The beef they carry at The Market is grown by another Lincoln County producer, Deer Valley Farm. The commercial kitchen buzzes with activity, preparing homemade meals like the featured Gumbo on the day of our visit. The menu rotates, offering grab-and-go staples, a dessert of the week, and a variety of homemade breads, rolls, and cinnamon rolls—all made with an 80-year-old sourdough starter passed down from Eli's family.

Beyond their farm products, The Market at Buckley Farm proudly showcases local artisans' creations, from Carl Gleghorn's watercolors to beautiful wood and leather works, soaps, skin care products, natural-based cleaning products, and even locally sourced ice cream.

Visit this special place Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 2PM, and Thursdays 10AM until 5:30PM. The Market at Buckley Farm is located at 25 Boonshill Rd Fayetteville, TN 37334. For inquiries or orders, reach out to them at It's a destination worth revisiting, where the Buckley family's dedication to community and quality shines through.

Pilaroc Farms: A Culinary Adventure

Nestled at 178 Patrick Rd in Fayetteville, The Marketplace at Pilaroc Farms overlooks the Schutte family's 300-acre farm. Run by Walt and Jennie Schutte, along with their children, this farm store offers a diverse range of products, from grass-fed meats to homemade items and even unconventional treats like roasted and seasoned crickets.

Visitors can explore a variety of products, including meats, candles, cutting boards, seasonings, eggs, cheese, butter, milk, and ice cream. The Marketplace aims to bring together local vendors, boasting a diverse selection of goods from over 60 vendors.

Beyond being a store, Pilaroc Farms is working toward agritourism, offering classes on canning, soap making, cheese making, and more. Future plans include farm tours, farm-to-table dinners, and even farm camps for a hands-on farming experience.

Visit The Marketplace at Pilaroc Farms Thursdays 12-4PM, Fridays 12-4PM, Saturdays 11AM-4PM and Sundays 11AM-3PM and discover a haven of local products and culinary delights. Don't miss the chance to try their unique offerings and enjoy the warm hospitality that makes every visit memorable.

Crossing Creeks Farm: Savor the Bounty of Regenerative Farming

Situated on 125 plus acres in Shelbyville, Crossing Creeks Farm practices regenerative and holistic farming, producing nutrient-rich food through intensive rotational grazing and holistic animal care. Their commitment to pasture-raised, organic-fed, soy & corn-free products is evident in the array of grass-fed meats and eggs.

Passionate about sharing the experience of great food, Crossing Creeks Farm operates an on-site commercial kitchen. From ancestral bone broth to Einkorn cinnamon rolls made with organic ingredients, they prove that nutrient-rich foods can be delicious and convenient.

Store hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM to 6PM, and Saturdays from 9AM to 4PM. Explore the farm's offerings, savor the flavors of regenerative farming, and embrace the opportunity to bring home truly exceptional and wholesome products for your family's table. Crossing Creeks Farm is located at 221 Eady Rd, Shelbyville, TN 37160.

Embark on a journey through the heart of South Central Tennessee, celebrating family-owned farms like Buckley Farms, Pilaroc Farms, and Crossing Creeks Farm. Discover their commitment to sustainable, humane, and high-quality practices, offering a farm-to-table experience, diverse offerings, and regenerative farming. Dive into the rich agricultural heritage of the region, savor the flavors, and contribute to a community dedicated to preserving the values of family-owned agriculture in the heart of Tennessee.


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