Seven Springs Farm to Table
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Seven Springs Farm is a 370-acre working family farm located in Maynardville, Tennessee. Purchased by Rick and Donna Riddle in 1994, the family-run farm & farm store specialize in retail sales of vegetables and fruit, beef, pork, and local farm products. Their wide selection of garden grown fruits and vegetables are hand-picked daily.
Seven Springs Farm products are sold from the on-site Seven Springs Farm Store or visit them at any of the farmers markets in Knox and Union counties that they support.
Our family strives to provide you with an array of fresh, wholesome food from our farm while protecting and nurturing the 370 acres we steward.
Our dream is to create a multi-faceted, self-sustainable market garden that can support local farmers markets, a farm store and a farm CSA.
Meet Our Team
Jim Riddle - Owner / Operator
Jim Riddle personally takes part in every step it takes to produce everything in the garden — planning, soil preparation, planting, harvesting, selling and marketing.
Jim has lived around the country and has been exposed to many different lifestyles and cultures. He went to Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville Tennessee and went through a four-year Structural Engineering degree program. He decided that the Engineering field was not what he wanted for his future. So after college he moved to Maynardville to help his family finish building their farm from the ground up. With his appreciation for nature, love of working outside, building and creating, and staying fit, he decided that the farm life is what he wanted for his future.
Jim loves watching the progress of similar market gardens. It motivates him because he likes to see the innovative things farmers from around the world do to overcome challenges in this business. He takes the ideas and molds them into his own practice to overcome and be efficient in his very own market garden business.
WHAT JIM LIKES TO DO FOR FUN
Jim likes to cook with the different meats and vegetables that he raises. “I’ve always liked to try new foods and create my own recipes.” He’s also quite the adventurer. Their 370 acre farm has a cave that he has rapelled into.
Donna Riddle - Owner / Operator
Donna Riddle is Jim Riddle’s mother. She started the Seven Springs Farm to Table business and now they work together to realize a common dream.
Donna was raised right here in Tennessee in the Knoxville area along Clinton Highway. She and her husband Rick met in high school and married after they graduated. Donna studied Landscape Design in college, so her love of the land has roots that run deep. It was her idea to have a farm produce business when she and Rick purchased their 370-acre farm back in the 90’s.
Rick Riddle - Farmer / Consultant
Rick is a veterinarian by training and plays an active role in raising and breeding the Certified Black Angus Beef cattle on Seven Springs Farm. He prefers to serve in a consulting role to Jim and Donna, which leaves him free to spend 110% of his time helping wherever he is needed.
Rick is a native of Tennessee with roots in nearby Fountain City. Rick graduated from the University of Tennessee’s School of Veterinary Science and later went into the Air Force to serve his country and travel the world. After 20 years, he and wife Donna returned to Tennessee and their roots, buying a 370-acre farm in Maynardville, TN.
Rick is a do-it-yourselfer to the extreme. Everything that now exists on the farm was built with his hands. He cleared the timber from the fields to make pastures for grazing and he built a saw mill to cut the felled logs into wood to build his home and the Farm Store / Winery. Rick leads a life of continual learning to improve himself and become self-sufficient.
How We Grow Your Food
We Take This Responsibility Seriously
We stay on top of the latest sustainable agricultural practices and implement the ones that support our philosophy of never using systemic pesticides (where it would be taken into the cells of the plant). We prefer to use organic practices. We are strong advocates of a pest control method known as Integrated Pest Management.
Locally or Family Owned Business Notes
We Love Being Farmers!
Rain or shine, you can find us on our farm growing produce year round. The work on the farm never ends. The soil must be prepared to make it ready to sustain new life. The seeds and seedlings must be planted. The plants must be watered and weeded. And we must be ever vigilant to watch for pests and diseases so we can fend them off early. And in everything we do, we try to do it in a way that respects the land so that it will sustain future generations.
We love it when you give us feedback, especially when you say your family loved it! There is immense satisfaction interfacing with people like you who appreciate the effort and love that goes into our produce to make it the most healthy and delicious that we can.
The Farm Store is Open Year-Round
Seven Springs Farm to Table
Open 7 Days a Week!
Farm Store Hours
Mon-Thurs 9-6 | Fri-Sat 9-8 | Sunday 12-6
CLOSED Major Holidays
Address: 1474 Highway 61 East, Maynardville, TN 37807
Phone: 865-745-2902 OR 865-803-8333
Our farm store is open every day of the week, and offers seasonal produce, beef and pork, plus other products like milk, honey and cheese. They are all produced either on our farm, or in partnership with other local growers. We also have our very own winery on site with eight award-winning Tennessee wines.
There’s always something fun going on at the store for all ages. We have music jam sessions for everyone, Wednesday wine appreciation classes, evening parties and summer festivals for all! Stop by and say hello. We are only 1.5 miles outside of Maynardville, TN, on Highway 61 East.
Check our crop calendar for what is in season. http://sevenspringsfarmtn.com/crop-calendar/
Learn more about the farm fresh products we sell at our farm store. http://sevenspringsfarmtn.com/local-farm-product-vendors/