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Welcome to Summerfield Herb Farm in Afton, Tennessee!

We are a small farm family in the East Tennessee mountains. We are striving to become more self sufficient by learning skills such as: growing food, beekeeping, sewing, building furniture, and herbal medicine making.  We are so thankful to have lots of wonderful mentors helping us on our journey.  The goal is to make our living from the farm, and we will share our triumphs and lessons learned, here on our website.  We are betting there are lots of folks out there with the same ideas about simple living!  We hope to hear from you!  ~Heather, Dale and the kids


 

 


  • Low Carb Tangy Cucumbers - Well, once again I’m on my low carb diet. Trying to do things really good this time around and get my healthy low carb vegetables too. AAAANnnnd just for the record a cucumber is a fruit, but that’s a discussion for another day . Otherwise,  Cucumbers are REALLY good for you and apple cider vinegar is […]
  • Photos of our perennial beds May 26, 2016 -   Tweet
  • Farm News – April 22, 2016 Earth Day! - Hi Everyone!  Happy Earth Day!   Welcome to our new subscribers this week.   Here’s what we have to chat about this week! HONEYBEE NEWS!! Our excitement this week at the farm: We caught a swarm! Our oldest son, JT, happened to see the end of the cloud of bees that was leaving one of […]
  • 2016 Spring Plant List now available - We have just finished our 2016 Spring Plant List. We also have a pdf version of the list you may download and print if you prefer. 2016 Spring Plant List.pdf       Summerfield Herb Farm 2016 Plant list All items subject to limited availability Perennial Flowers 4”pot $2.50 Baby’s Breath, Gypsophilia Bee Balm “Spotted” (Monarda […]
  • Big Plans for Spring 2016 - This time of year my mind is swirling with ideas for the spring;  the greenhouse planting schedule, which foods to grow, starting that sacred space/medicinal herb garden I have always wanted. I tend to plan a little more than I should but I have the “do it now, you may not get another chance” mindset […]
  • Easy Beer Bread - This is quite simply the easiest bread recipe I have ever seen, and done. The taste is quite amazing. Everyone in the house loves this right down to our 10 year old. Give it a shot and tell us what you think.   Tweet
  • Skips famous single serve eggnog - For me this one was a real treat growing up. Odd thing is it was lost in time and nearly forgotten. Somehow we rummaged it up one day looking through my mothers recipe cards. It was labeled ‘Dad’s Eggnog’ if I remember correctly. I made some and it was absolutely delicious. It was nearly lost […]
  • SF Famous Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies - These cookies are an absolute treat here at Summerfield Farm. Enjoy 🙂 Tweet
  • Small space gardening, apartments, condos, etc - While at the market this week, a lovely lady approached me and asked me about growing food in an apartment. While this is not the first time either Heather or I have been asked this question, this time was certainly a little different. How so you ask. This time I have a newsletter to fill […]
  • Busy weekend with a digging machine - Backhoe rental for a busy weekend We rented a small backhoe this weekend and had a lot of things in mind to do with it.  We set right at it and I asked my son Tyler if he wanted to have a go with it.  He said he’d give it a try and he was […]

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