No hormones, antibiotics, or chemical fertilizers, ever.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2023
At Riverplains Farm, we have always understood the importance of grass feeding and finishing beef, even before it was popular! Because cows are herbivores, their digestive tracts are designed to only process grass and forage. The cattle we raise are heritage breeds, both purebred Black Angus and Belted Galloway. That means their genetics have not been selected and altered to require more protein (i.e. grains such as corn and soy), and that they can easily thrive on healthy pastures. The CLAs, Omega 3s, and vitamins such as A and D found in their meat are significantly higher than in their grain-finished counterparts. Our cows are also free of antibiotics, hormones, and chemicals. For those eating a Paleo type diet, or simply a clean and healthy diet, our beef is the best quality you can find.
No antibiotics, hormones, or chemicals fertilizers, ever. Finished on pasture and non-GMO feed, these hogs spend the first part of their lives in an all natural, humanely raised, free range hog farm just down the road. These locally bred hogs finish their lives on about 5 acres of pasture at Riverplains Farm, where they get to graze, root, pigearate, roll in mud holes, and experience all of their natural pigness!
Here at Riverplains Farm, our first litter of piglets have been for the first time in years (spring 2022). These pigs are being fed a supplemental diet of organically grown corn and soy free feed. By the fall of 2022 we will be able to offer organically grown and soy free pork. Most of this pork will end up on the shelf at Three Rivers Market, and reservations for on farm sales will be made starting in October 2022.
This open-pollinated, heirloom corn (which is non-gmo), is grown in the fertile river bottoms at Riverplains Farm. Some of it goes to a local whiskey distillery, some feeds the pigs and chickens, some becomes cornmeal and grits, and the rest is saved to re-plant the next year. A sacred cycle unbroken, the saving of seed from one year to the next, the seed from this corn belongs to no corporation, only to nature and God.
Beyond Farm to Table
Riverplains Farm Catering officially began in 2010, with our very first "Farm To Table" Dinner, which we hosted on the farm. Jennifer and Anna Niceley served as both farmers and chef, creating meals from the bounty of the farm, and of course serving the meal on the farm as well. Since then, we have hosted several more Farm to Table dinners, as well as catered weddings on the farm, a Cowboy Chuckwagon Dinner and Campout, (in which we partnered with local Good Golly Tamale and served food from our own food truck Mister Canteen), and have catered many meals off-site with the same delicious fare. We always source as many ingredients as possible from Riverplains, as well as other local farms, and we only use the highest quality, organically grown ingredients we can find. Riverplains Farm Bakery was born after the Mister Canteen Food Truck was retired, and is owned and operated by Anna Niceley Barreiro. The bakery products can be purchased from Three Rivers Market in Knoxville, TN, and can be ordered individually. The bakery only uses non-GMO ingredients, is soy-free, and uses organically grown ingredients. Paleo and gluten-free options are also available. RIVERPLAINS FARM ALSO OFFERS WEDDING AND EVENT SPACE FOR THOSE SEEKING A BEAUTIFUL AND SERENE OUTDOOR SETTING. (TENTS PROVIDED.)
HORSE AND HAWK
Organically grown hemp and CBD products
This medicinal plant is grown at Riverplains Farm in the fertile river bottoms along the Holston River. Horse and Hawk Hemp produce high quality full-spectrum hemp products in hand made - small batches. To order products, or to visit their website, please click the "Learn More' button below.