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Summer Fields

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In Town Organics and Summer Fields are right down the road in Monteagle and are run by Jess, Nate, Eli, Stella, and Josiah Wilson and student interns. We farm as a way to provide year round food and meaningful activity for our family and to improve the diversity of life in our soil. We practice sustainable agriculture and use many different techniques to grow our food.

Summer Fields is our livestock operation located in Summerfield. Here we grow grass on which we graze rare heritage breed sheep (who produce meat and wool) and goats (meat and milk) and chickens (eggs and meat). We also raise rabbits who we sell to Three Oaks Rabbitry (you can buy them from Three Oaks on the SCFM). We are working toward being Certified Naturally Grown for our livestock but we are currently not there yet. We practice Management Intensive rotational grazing. Our animals do not receive hormones or preventative anti-biotics. We control internal parasites with natural methods first – rotational grazing, garlic and herbal treatments, and selecting for resistant animals. We only use chemical wormers after other methods have failed and only on a case by case basis. We can tell you every treatment that any of our animals has undergone. Our lamb and chevon is 100% grass fed and our poultry are free range and fed locally milled grains in addition to grass and insects that they find for themselves. Our rabbits are raised in large cages on the ground where they have access to grasses. They also eat oats and alfalfa hay.

We appreciate your business and your interest in our farm. If you would like to schedule a farm tour please contact Jess at jessandnatew@yahoo.com.

If you are not local, and are interested in purchasing wool or garlic please check out my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SummerFieldsFibers

 
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