Summerfield Herb Farm - Afton, TN

Summerfield Herb Farm - Afton, TN On our farm in Greene County, Tennessee, we raise culinary and medicinal herbs. Find us at the Depot Street Farmers Market, Saturday mornings-May through October.
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Specializing in herbs, perennials and native plants. Our little farm is nestled in the hills of East Tennessee on land that has been farmed for over 100 years. Although we never knew them, we feel a strong kinship with the family that started this farm all those years ago. We are striving to live in much the same way that they must have: raising our own food and making a living from the farm while caring for the land.

Operating as usual

One of my favorite herbs!
07/11/2021

One of my favorite herbs!

Soapwort contains a chemical constituent called saponin which will lather like soap when you add water to a handful of flowers and rub your hands together. Try it with kids as a fun way to wash up after working in the garden. Historically, it was used for washing hands and fabric, and it's other common name, bouncing Bet, refers to it's use by a washer-woman or "Betty". I have also seen an 18th century painting with soapwort growing and floating in a basin by the door of a privy for hand washing. Are you are among the people who don't like cilantro because you think it tastes soapy? That's because it shares the same chemical which enables soapwort to lather!
It can spread quickly, so I prefer planting it along fences or walls where it can run free for the bees and hummingbirds that enjoy it.

05/29/2021

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain to come to the market today! We appreciate you!

Prickly Pear Cactus plant in bloom. It's BEAUTIFUL.We will have prickly pear cactus available at the Depot Street Farmer...
05/28/2021

Prickly Pear Cactus plant in bloom. It's BEAUTIFUL.
We will have prickly pear cactus available at the Depot Street Farmers Market tomorrow from 9am - 1pm for $4.00

Prickly Pear Cactus plant in bloom. It's BEAUTIFUL.
We will have prickly pear cactus available at the Depot Street Farmers Market tomorrow from 9am - 1pm for $4.00

Tomato plants and pepper plants $1 each!  Saturday 5/29 at Depot Street Farmers Market 9am to 1pm Greene County Partners...
05/28/2021

Tomato plants and pepper plants $1 each! Saturday 5/29 at Depot Street Farmers Market 9am to 1pm
Greene County Partnership 115 Academy Street, Greeneville

05/22/2021

Tomorrow at the Depot Street Farmers Market ALL of our tomato AND pepper plants will be BOGO (Buy One Get One free). Normally $3 each, at the market Saturday morning they will be 2 for $3.

Tomato Plants: Mr. Stripey, German Johnson, Tiny Tim, Cherokee Purple, Gardener's Delight, Golden nugget, Dixie Golden Giant, San Marzano, Roma, Homestead, Sweet N Neat.

Pepper Plants: California Wonder Bell, Yellow Bell, Sweet Banana, Habanero, Jalapeno, Chinese 5 color.

Curious about heirlooms and how saving seeds each year can preserve the legacy of both plants and culture? Join with us ...
05/18/2021

Curious about heirlooms and how saving seeds each year can preserve the legacy of both plants and culture? Join with us this Thursday, May 20th @ 11 am EST for a peek into the life's work of an extraordinary man who has helped bring alive the stories of our past while simultaneously preserving the heritage for generations to come...
Dr. Bill Best
Founder of Sustainable Mountain Ag Center in Berea, KY (now in Livingston, TN)
REGISTER NOW: https://forms.gle/su9dWij9i1L95go66

It's time to shop!  NEW THIS WEEK: Locally grown chicken!  NOT just whole chickens, but select parts, already cut so you...
05/18/2021

It's time to shop! NEW THIS WEEK: Locally grown chicken! NOT just whole chickens, but select parts, already cut so you can choose your favorite! Of course, Summerfield Herb Farm plants are available too! Click on the "Live Plants" link in the side menu to see them!

It's time to shop! NEW THIS WEEK: Locally grown chicken! NOT just whole chickens, but select parts, already cut so you can choose your favorite!

We are at the Depot Street Farmers Market this morning until 1pm
05/01/2021

We are at the Depot Street Farmers Market this morning until 1pm

05/01/2021

Our first day out this season and we have a trailer full of herbs, tomatoes, peppers, perennials! See you at the market!

04/27/2021
Come see us this Saturday, 9am to 1pm at the market!  Order online or come and shop with us!  Thank you for supporting o...
04/27/2021

Come see us this Saturday, 9am to 1pm at the market! Order online or come and shop with us! Thank you for supporting our small family farm!

Come see us this Saturday, 9am to 1pm at the market! Order online or come and shop with us! Thank you for supporting our small family farm!

Our hens are a great help on the farm!  We move them regularly to clean up different areas.  Right now, they are working...
04/25/2021

Our hens are a great help on the farm! We move them regularly to clean up different areas. Right now, they are working on the garden space where we will plant beans in a few weeks.

04/21/2021

Tell your friends! Veggies, beef, honey, fresh bread, eggs, skin care products, unique gifts, plants, and more! New vendors and all the old favorites will be there! ALL locally grown or made right here in Greene County! See you there!

04/20/2021
Available for online purchase and curb side pick up on Saturday morning at the Greene County Partnership parking lot.www...
04/20/2021

Available for online purchase and curb side pick up on Saturday morning at the Greene County Partnership parking lot.
www.summerfieldherbfarm.com

Have you shopped this week?  Lots of great local goods available and the first of our herbs for this year! Order before ...
04/14/2021

Have you shopped this week? Lots of great local goods available and the first of our herbs for this year! Order before Thursday 6 pm. Pickup Saturday 10 am> https://www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/

Have you placed your order yet?

https://www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/

Our Online Market has new vendors every week!
Order ahead online and pick up Saturday morning!
Ordering open until Thursday @ 6 PM

Veggies, beef, honey, fresh bread, eggs, skin care products, unique gifts, plants, and more!  New vendors joining every ...
04/07/2021

Veggies, beef, honey, fresh bread, eggs, skin care products, unique gifts, plants, and more! New vendors joining every week! ALL locally grown or made right here in Greene County! Check it out!

Orders close Thursday @ 6 PM! Get your order in before it's too late!

https://www.depotstreetfarmersmarket.com/shop/

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04/05/2021

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04/05/2021

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03/22/2021

Do you plant by the signs?

We had a frost on May 9th last year. This is why we wait until May to sell plants. We don't want you to have to buy new ...
03/21/2021

We had a frost on May 9th last year. This is why we wait until May to sell plants. We don't want you to have to buy new ones if you plant too early!

We had a frost on May 9th last year. This is why we wait until May to sell plants. We don't want you to have to buy new ones if you plant too early!

Yay!
03/20/2021

Yay!

This weekend marks the official start to the spring season. Looks like a little winter chill may hang out with us a while longer! Check out the chilly StormTrack 5 forecast: wcyb.com/weather

Luna, her majesty and Lady of the Summerfield, watcher of the greenhouse, level 8 huntress, and a favorite among her hum...
03/16/2021

Luna, her majesty and Lady of the Summerfield, watcher of the greenhouse, level 8 huntress, and a favorite among her human subjects.

Luna, her majesty and Lady of the Summerfield, watcher of the greenhouse, level 8 huntress, and a favorite among her human subjects.

Getting the hoophouse ready.
03/15/2021

Getting the hoophouse ready.

This will be my second season of doing a no till-lazy garden. I learned a lot from last year, which started well but did...
03/15/2021

This will be my second season of doing a no till-lazy garden. I learned a lot from last year, which started well but didn't finish so great. This year will be an emphasize on mulching, mulching with grass clippings which are free (sort of) if you mow. This is my finished prepping of the no till lazy garden, mowed and ready to plant.

This will be my second season of doing a no till-lazy garden. I learned a lot from last year, which started well but didn't finish so great. This year will be an emphasize on mulching, mulching with grass clippings which are free (sort of) if you mow. This is my finished prepping of the no till lazy garden, mowed and ready to plant.

About all those wild things popping up now πŸ™‚
03/12/2021

About all those wild things popping up now πŸ™‚

Here are a few winter annual weeds you might be able to spot outside right now!

If you see garlic mustard, please pull it up--it's invasive!

More info:
Common chickweed: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/346
Purple deadnettle:
https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/492
Henbit deadnettle: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/48
Persian speedwell: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/458
European field pansy:
https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/83
Corn speedwell: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/82
Jagged chickweed: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/626
Garlic mustard: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/460
Virginia pepperweed: https://weedid.cals.vt.edu/profile/664

03/02/2021
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01/27/2021

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3060 Babbs Mill Rd
Afton, TN
37616

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What we do here at the farm: - herbs, perennials and native plants for your garden - custom made clothing for children in historical styles

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I was told you have pawpaw trees for sale. I've been trying to grow them with no success so I would like to buy 2.
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Will you have any lavender plants tomorrow in Jonesborough?
I keep meaning to post some pictures of my lovely plants purchased at your spring plant sale. I will do that soon. But right now I have a question. A friend is looking for black cherry tomato seeds. Will you have those available for next spring perhaps?