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Hoodley Creek

Hoodley Creek Hoodley Creek is a Tennessee family farm established in 1850 and passed down through 7 generations. We raise and breed registered Katahdin Hair Sheep.

Operating as usual

************************************UPDATE: Sorry, but we have have to miss the market due to some downed trees and have...
03/24/2022

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UPDATE:

Sorry, but we have have to miss the market due to some downed trees and have to fix the fence and get the sheep in. Please contact us here or on FaceBook for delivery, meetups, shipping and farm sales during the month of April. Thanks! KK&Will Proffitt😢
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Stock up on favorites for the spring holidays! Try our new lamb pizza brats! Make your dog adore you with our lamb dog food (nothing but lamb)!

Come talk to us about delivery options while the market takes a vacation and learn where you can find our products in stores and restaurants…or get directions to our farm!

We have lots in stock, but to make sure we bring your favorites, please get in touch via FaceBook or iGram! See you Saturday!

There’s always something wonderful on the menu here and Hoodley Creek is thrilled to be on it tonight. We’ll be @markets...
03/19/2022

There’s always something wonderful on the menu here and Hoodley Creek is thrilled to be on it tonight. We’ll be @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow and we hope they will have some left over so we can grab a bite!
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LAMB BIRRIA FRIDAY!!!!!!!!
Heady lamb stew with cheesy quesataco. Perfect remedy to quell that rainy day dinner hunger.
#ewedontwanttomissthis #sheerflavor
P.S. if you’re at any upcoming @nourishmarkets , please be sure to check out Hoodley Creek] lamb. They are definitely one of our favorites.

Ginger and his girls stepping out in the snow @hoodleycreek.Even though there was no market today, we have new lamb cuts...
03/12/2022

Ginger and his girls stepping out in the snow @hoodleycreek.

Even though there was no market today, we have new lamb cuts just back from the processor. Drop us a line or call for an appointment. We’ll be here with everything you need for the upcoming holidays. Roads are in good shape, too.

We have lots of cute lambs running around from our most recent lambing. They won’t be little long!

#fansofsnow
#fansoflamb

@hoodleycreek  @marketsquarefarmersmarket
03/05/2022

@hoodleycreek @marketsquarefarmersmarket

03/05/2022

First day on the grass @hoodleycreek!And first warm day @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow!

Will just returned from the processors with new cuts and lots of ground lamb so get your grill ready!

Roasts! We have ‘em. Also ground offal for dog food; your pup will be thrilled and begging for more!

@fanoflamb

Sorry we had a vet emergency last week, but we’re back this week with stacks of racks! Loads of lamb. Free bags of bones...
02/26/2022

Sorry we had a vet emergency last week, but we’re back this week with stacks of racks! Loads of lamb. Free bags of bones!

Have you made kofta? We want your opinion of the best versions!

@hoodleycreekFortunately, no sheep, dogs, or people were harmed when this beloved oak toppled onto the hill in the small...
02/18/2022

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Fortunately, no sheep, dogs, or people were harmed when this beloved oak toppled onto the hill in the small pond field. Will is moving it to the fence line and securing is so it can be habitat for small creatures while its composting process will provide nutrients to the field below. According to my grandfather, this is the way trees like this have been handled here since 1850. “Regenerative farming” is not a new concept, it’s a very old concept with a new buzz word.

Please come to @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow. We have lots of racks of lamb just begging to be cut into lollipops. Coat them in flour and drop them in the deep fryer…with hot chicken spice! East TN hot lamb lollies. Yes! Dip them in @cruzefarm ranch for a yin/yang experience! Yum!

Still thinking about the perfect Valentine’s present? Cook them a meal with some wonderful lamb from @hoodleycreek! It’s...
02/11/2022

Still thinking about the perfect Valentine’s present? Cook them a meal with some wonderful lamb from @hoodleycreek! It’s elegant and healthy, perfect for someone you love! May we suggest our racks? They are quick and easy to roast or you can cut them into lollipops in a flash because we remove the chine bone.

Come see us @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow. We’ll be at booth 18 next to @extraterrestrialfungi!

Happy, Healthy Valentines Day!

From our friends @nourishmarkets. Happy weekend, everybody! Yesterday was a great day at the market!
02/06/2022

From our friends @nourishmarkets. Happy weekend, everybody! Yesterday was a great day at the market!

02/05/2022

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Thanks to Adreanna Weems and her father, Dan Weems for coming to our rescue when all our helpers called in sick! They really saved the day and we are lucky to have such good neighbors! Here are Will and Adreanna moving quad mama and her four lambs from the lambing jugs to the “condos” where they will get to know each other before they go to the nursery. Lambing is a crazy time, but we are finally seeing the lambs at the end of the tunnel.

Come see @hoodleycreek @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow. We have RESTOCKED with lots of everything lamb. So come and chill out with us! 🐏🐑🌬

Find us across from @vgsbakery!

Isn’t this the greatest? Youngest and cutest lamb lover we’ve seen! We’re so thrilled that she approves of @hoodleycreek...
02/03/2022

Isn’t this the greatest? Youngest and cutest lamb lover we’ve seen! We’re so thrilled that she approves of @hoodleycreek lamb!

#@fanoflamb
#@littlelamb911

BRRRR! Yep, @hoodleycreek will be back @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow at stall 18 (next to Sevier Blumen).Tesla and...
01/28/2022

BRRRR! Yep, @hoodleycreek will be back @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow at stall 18 (next to Sevier Blumen).

Tesla and the orchard girls want to remind you to dress warmly and please stop by! Sorry we had to miss last week. KK and Will continue to test negative for the C-word. Guess vax and booster and mask and hand sanitizer work if you put them all together!

Our employees will be back sometime next week, but we’ve had several nights with new lambs and no sleep. Lots of babies! We’ll take the farm out of quarantine in a few days, so on-farm sales will resume, too.

Stay warm and drive safely, especially on the side roads.

@hoodleycreekMore piebald lambs! Yes!Sorry to say we have been hit by breakthrough Covid cases among helpers and their f...
01/21/2022

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More piebald lambs! Yes!

Sorry to say we have been hit by breakthrough Covid cases among helpers and their families. While KK and Will have continued to test negative, we are cancelling our presence @marketsquarefarmersmarket this Saturday. We don’t want to take a chance with false negatives given our recent exposure. The farm is also closed to visitors at this time. We hope to be back on track at the end of next week and will continue testing ourselves every couple of days to make sure we are ready to return.

Sorry folks, but there is an increasing number of cases of breakthrough Covid among vaccinated people in our area. We don’t want to inadvertently pass it along.

Stay healthy! Get vaccinated AND boostered!

Proud triplet mama with her speckled and sweatered babies. Roads were closed but she was busy! @hoodleycreek…deep in lam...
01/19/2022

Proud triplet mama with her speckled and sweatered babies. Roads were closed but she was busy!

@hoodleycreek…deep in lambing mode.

Come to @marketsquarefarmersmarket Saturday and check out our newest lamb product: USDA lamb for dogs! Pasture raised la...
01/14/2022

Come to @marketsquarefarmersmarket Saturday and check out our newest lamb product: USDA lamb for dogs! Pasture raised lamb liver, kidney, hearts, and testicles, same as the offal we sell for adventurous chefs but ground for your convenience. Dogs love it! No grain, no additives of any kind. Just the good stuff at a competitive price.

We also have human food, but be aware that ground lamb is in very short supply.

And Happy 2022! We’ve missed you!!!

Finally! First lambs @hoodleycreek for 2022! Big fluffy ewe/ram pair! Big snuggly mama with lots of colostrum. Doesn’t g...
01/11/2022

Finally! First lambs @hoodleycreek for 2022! Big fluffy ewe/ram pair! Big snuggly mama with lots of colostrum. Doesn’t get better than this! Happiest part of farming.

Rainy day @hoodleycreek. Everyone hunkers down in the shelters except for the lucky pregnant ladies in the barn who are ...
01/09/2022

Rainy day @hoodleycreek. Everyone hunkers down in the shelters except for the lucky pregnant ladies in the barn who are taking their own sweet time in the barn lambing. Hurry up, please. It’s time.

This is what real farming is about: making sure you can get the animals taken care of in the rain.

The waiting is the hardest part...
01/04/2022

The waiting is the hardest part...

More cookin’ black-eyed peas with @hoodleycreek on New Year’s Day 2022!Step 5: Cut up those salad tomatoes you have in t...
01/01/2022

More cookin’ black-eyed peas with @hoodleycreek on New Year’s Day 2022!

Step 5: Cut up those salad tomatoes you have in the back of the fridge.

6: Same with the mini sweet peppers you’ve been meaning to stuff.

7: Toss them in the pot, stir, and put a lid on so you are still at medium low, but the temperature will start to rise slowly.

8: Sort receipts for taxes while you sweat the new veggies. Boring tasks are best done in bearable chunks of time. See you in a few!

Happy New Year from @hoodleycreek!We’re cooking black-eyed peas with real-time reporting…and it will take several hours!...
01/01/2022

Happy New Year from @hoodleycreek!

We’re cooking black-eyed peas with real-time reporting…and it will take several hours!

Here are the first steps:

1. Meat to sear and render: fresh pork belly, smoked pork jowl, smoked @hoodleycreek lamb hocks.

2. Alliums: onions, shallots, snipped green tops from all those onions that decided to grow on your countertop, a whole giant bulb of Italian Red Porcelain garlic from Keen, seed grade, just four cloves to a huge bulb. Smashed with the flat bottom of a mirrin bottle, then sliced.

3: Toss the alliums on top of the meats; set the stove to low medium and let the mess render filling the house with amazing smells. Give it a look and a stir every 15 minutes or so until the alliums are sweated out and the fat is turning translucent. Don’t be impatient. Have a glass of wine!

4. See you in a couple of hours for the next step!

Merry Christmas from Tesla and the ewe lambs at @hoodleycreek’s truffle tree orchard. Happy girls who eat and play all d...
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from Tesla and the ewe lambs at @hoodleycreek’s truffle tree orchard. Happy girls who eat and play all day!

Happy Holidays from @hoodleycreek and our new breeding rams from SWAREC!We’ll be @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow fro...
12/17/2021

Happy Holidays from @hoodleycreek and our new breeding rams from SWAREC!

We’ll be @marketsquarefarmersmarket tomorrow from 10-2. It’s the last market of the year and we’d love to see you, rain or shine!

Please come to the last market for the year and get at free padded freezer bag from the information booth when you prese...
12/15/2021

Please come to the last market for the year and get at free padded freezer bag from the information booth when you present them with proof of lamb purchase!

When it comes to shopping at the farmers' market, we all know we can find fresh produce, honey, jams, coffees and teas, flowers, and other local goodies. But did you know you can find some amazing locally-raised meat and dairy at the Market Square Farmers' Market, too?

🍖 Beef, pork, & lamb in a variety of cuts, can all be found regularly at the market, with goat and chicken making semi-regular appearances throughout the season.

🧀 Cow cheeses & milk, as well as goat chevre, can all be found regularly at the market, with butter and ice cream making semi-regular appearances throughout the season.

This weekend, if you make a meat or dairy purchase at the Saturday MSFM, swing by the information booth (near Krutch Park) between 10 am - 2 pm and show us your meat or dairy purchase to get a FREE insulated cooler bag, generously provided by our presenting sponsor, Grayson Subaru!

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9840 Baileyton Road
Afton, TN
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(615) 478-9335

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Highlights from tonight's practice run for an upcoming dinner for two CSA members' special occasion. Stuffed C***o di Torro peppers from our own River Creek Farm garden, and turmeric lamb chops from Hoodley Creek. Booking now for the holidays and 2022!
Tomorrow's market will have both beautiful weather and all these great vendors! Stop by Market Square from 9am - 1 pm! A Place of the Heart Farm Bay's Mountain Handmade Soap Black Cat and Birdie Boxwood brake Brian Murray's Photography Brynn Coffee Buffalo Trail Orchard Burlaep Chickpea Pottery•Artist Millie Derrick McFalls Clementine's Flower Farm Croley Farm LLC DandY Candy Dragon Armor Games EL's SilverWear Extraterrestrial Fungi Frog Juice Kombucha GoodThymes Organic Farm Great Blue Green Yams Teas Guzzle Hollow Gardens Hines Valley Farm Hoodley Creek Hudson Farms Huff Farm Hunny Hush J & M Windy Acres Jennings Hollow Farm Joe Compton Woodworking Justice Farms Kelly's Pasta Kooky Cookies Lacewing Farms Land Basket Farm Lick Skillet Farm MD Jewelry & Designs MeikMeals Michael Robison Pottery Mitchell Family Farm Molly Brown's Mountain Meadows Farm TN Mounts Family Farm Musick Mountain Farm Myers Brothers Farm Myrtle’s Bakehouse/Richy Kreme Donuts Ocoee Creamery Olde Virden's Tennessee Pepper Co. Paysan Bread Real McCoy Purees Reynolds Farm RichRobes Rushy Springs Farm Sevier Blumen Smoky Mountain Spice Factory SoKno Woodworking Songbird Bath and Body Spring Creek Veggies Oak Spring Farm Sugar Shack Studio Sunrise Dairy sweetpeatoad Rikki Taylor Pottery Terraced Gardens Farm The Burns and The Bees The Fat Calico Thompson Farms Three Bears Coffee Company Tiny Tootsie two in the bush Under Foot Farm Wildwood Bee Co. Wooden Tricks Zavels Family Farms
Start your Saturday with visiting all these fine vendors, They'd be excited to see y'all! Market Square 9am-1pm! A Place of the Heart Farm Aviary Broom Co Bay's Mountain Handmade Soap Boxwood Brake Brian Murray's Photography Brynn Coffee Buffalo Trail Orchard Burlaep Chickpea Pottery•Artist Millie Derrick McFalls Clementine's Flower Farm Crochet by Catie Carter Croley Farm LLC DandY Candy Dragon Armor Games EL's SilverWear Extraterrestrial Fungi Frog Juice Kombucha Gaddis Vineyard Girls Gotta Eat Good GoodThymes Organic Farm Green Yams Teas Guzzle Hollow Gardens Hickory Cove Orchards Hines Valley Farm Hoodley Creek Hudson Farms Huff Farm Hunny Hush J & M Windy Acres Joe Compton Woodworking Justice Farms Kelly's Pasta Lacewing Farms Land Basket Farm Leaf & Petal Lick Skillet Farm Luffa Land MeikMeals Michael Robison Pottery Mitchell Family Farm Molly Brown's Mountain Meadows Farm Mounts family farm Musick Mountain Farm Myers Brothers Farm Myrtle’s Bakehouse/Richy Kreme Donuts Ocoee Creamery Old Bailey Farms Old House Pottery Olde Virden's Tennessee Pepper Co. Paysan Bread Real McCoy Purees Reynolds Farm Rushy Springs Farm Seven Springs Farm Sevier Blumen Sew Handmade ByDebbie Sleepy Bear's Farm Smoky Mountain Spice Factory SoKno Woodworking Songbird Bath and Body Spring Creek Veggies Spring Oak Farm Sugar Shack Studio Sunrise Dairy sweetpeatoad Rikki Taylor Pottery Terraced Gardens Farm Thompson Farms Three Bears Coffee Company Tiny Tootsie Tootsie Truck Tory Legg Designs two in the bush Under Foot Farm VG's Bakery Wildcat Mountain Cheese, LLC Wildwood Bee Co. Wooden Tricks Zavels Family Farms
Tomorrow is our first Saturday back at Market Square! Come celebrate with us and all these incredible vendors! A Place of the Heart Farm Aviary Broom Co Bay's Mountain Handmade Soap Black Cat and Birdie Boxwood Brake Brian Murray's Photography Brynn Coffee Buffalo Trail Orchard Burlaep Clementine's Flower Farm Cokerbowl Croley Farm LLC DandY Candy Dragon Armor Games EL's SilverWear Frog Juice Kombucha Gaddis Vineyard Girls Gotta Eat Good GoodThymes Organic Farm Great Blue Green Yams Teas Guzzle Hollow Gardens Hickory Cove Orchards Hines Valley Farm Hoodley Creek Hudson Farms Huff Farm Hunny Hush J & M Windy Acres Joe Compton Woodworking Justice Farms Kelly's Pasta Lacewing Farms Land Basket Farm Lick Skillet Farm MeikMeals Mitchell Family Farm Molly Brown's Mountain Meadows Farm TN Mountain Roots Farm Mounts Family Farm Musick Mountain Farm Myrtle’s Bakehouse/Richy Kreme Donuts Napping Cat Flower Farm Ocoee Creamery Old Bailey Farms Olde Virden's Tennessee Pepper Co. Paysan Bread Real McCoy Purees Reynolds Farm richrobes Rushy Springs Farm Seven Springs Farm Sevier Blumen Sister South Fine Foods Sleepy Bear's Farm Smoky Mountain Spice Factory Songbird Bath and Body Spring Creek Veggies Spring Oak Farm Stony Clay Station Pottery Sugar Shack Studio Sunrise Dairy sweetpeatoad Rikki Taylor Pottery Terraced Gardens Farm The Burns and The Bees The Fat Calico Thompson Farms Three Bears Coffee Company Tiny Tootsie Tootsie Truck two in the bush Under Foot Farm VG's Bakery Wildcat Mountain Cheese, LLC Wildwood Bee Co. Wooden Tricks Zavels Family Farms
What's the best thing about Wednesdays? The Market Square Farmers Market, of course! Here is the roll call for all the vendors you'll be seeing tomorrow from 10am - 1pm! Aviary Broom Co Bay's Mountain Handmade Soap EL's SilverWear Good Golly Tamale Green Yams Teas Hoodley Creek Justice Farms Mitchell Family Farm Mountain Meadows Farm TN Myers Brothers Farm Myrtle’s Bakehouse Ocoee Creamery Old Bailey Farms Real McCoy Purees Sevier Blumen Smoky Mountain Spice Factory SoKno Woodworking Spring Oak Farm Thompson Farms VG's Bakery Anne Freels and Wingshuck Zavels Family Farms
We have private events for a couple of weeks, then we’ll be back at it April 23 at Central Filling Station. In the mean time, enjoy this extremely cute picture from our trip this week to Hoodley Creek Farm. The spring babies and mama 🥰
Pasture is not enough. Did you know that the lambs need more than pasture, fresh water, finishing feed and mineral ? They also need roughage - like a roll of hay. It’s lamb candy for the gut - helps em digest all that green grass 🙂Thanks to KK and Will Hoodley of Hoodley Creek farm for there tutelage on lamb raising. KK and Will are experts in sheep and lamb and have been a friend to Land Basket Farm and we thank them for their mentorship.
Check out our newest blog post, which includes a recipe and video on how to grill a prized protein: rack of lamb! Pick up a rack for yourself from Hoodley Creek - available at Boone Street Market or via the Online Jonesborough Farmers Market Lovers of lamb place this cut on a pedestal - it’s beautiful, juicy, and extremely fun to cook in a variety of ways. Those less familiar with it may think of it as “fancy” or “stuffy” and shy away from purchasing it with a fear of cooking it incorrectly. Good news about rack of lamb: even if you don’t get it perfect, it’s still delicious! Let’s take the stuffiness out of this gorgeous protein and learn how to grill it in such a way that there’s no way you’ll end up with anything less than a lick-the-bone delicious meal. Pick TN Products #ShopLocal #SupportLocalFarmers
Hoodley Creek is a seventh generation Tennessee Century Farm that started in 1850. As farm owner KK Proffitt recollects, "Our farm went through the Great Depression, and I can remember stories from my grandparents about how they survived that and the rationing in WWII." Proffitt has had a great career, with a post production studio on Music Row in Nashville. "I truly enjoyed working with high-end clients for broadcast and DVD. I opened the first surround sound studio in Nashville in 1997, and we did very well. It was a lot of fun beta testing software for clients like Avid, Digidesign, and Dolby. "The reason why I wound up being a sheep farmer after having been an audio video engineer, producer, and musician for forty years is that I inherited the farm I had wanted to run since I was a little girl. I used to spend summers with my grandparents growing up (as well as all holidays), and it was the best experience a child could have. I always wanted sheep on the farm but the rest of my family didn’t agree, so I studied sheep for several decades." KK isn't the only family member to make sacrifices for the farm. "My son, Will, was working on a PhD in molecular biophysics at Johns Hopkins and offered to take a semester off to help me get some things straightened out on the farm. He has not gone back but has taken the tractor nearly completely apart at least three times! "We have about 450 sheep and we had 120 lambs this winter. Lambing is a magical experience than nothing can equal. Even though you are completely exhausted, the feeling of joy seeing the ewes and lambs together more than makes up for the sacrifice." Hoodley Creek is doing their part to keep folks safe as they provide local food to their community. “We definitely work with customers via Facebook to set up appointments at our on-site center, and we are glad to deliver to their car. We can take their payment via Square without ever touching anything except the bag of their items with our gloved and Purell-coated hands. We also deliver to those who shelter in place in their home.” Find more family farms and local products at PickTnProducts.org and on the PickTN mobile app! #DoYourPartWithPickTN #PeopleOfPickTN
Looked for you at the Knoxville Farmer's Market today but couldn't find you.
Unfortunately, I'm not going to make it to the market today. Will try for next week. Stay dry!
Hey 👋 Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving day! I would love to order 1 leg and 1 shank. I can pick up at the Christmas market! That would be December 2 right?