- 385 Sulphur Springs Rd.
Rogersville, TN 37857
Hoop House May 2013
Some green stuff and Tomatoes are being transplanted
Tennessee Food Policy Council
This has been a planning year for the Tennessee Food Policy Council. Now the web site is up and running. Sign up for the newsletter, let Fiona McAnally(the coordinator) know about your food events, and advocate for a fresh, fair healthy food system! We belong and if you live in TN and care about food and farms you should belong as well! http://www.tnfoodpolicy.org/
Jonesborough Farmers Market
Thanks to all the folks who support us at Jonesborough! We enjoy this smaller, friendly market. We appreciate our CSA customers and want your feed back about what all is in your basket/bag as we go through the summer!
Knoxville Market days!
We come to Knoxville twice a week on Saturday for Market Square and on Wednesday at 4PM for the UT Farmers' Market. If there is something you need delivered, please e-mail to remind us to bring it to one of these two markets.
Pick up Options - Knoxville, TN
- -Market Square, Saturday’s 9am-2pm
- -UT Farmers Market, Thursdays 4pm-7pm
- -Three Rivers Market, Saturdays 9am Sharp!
Pick up Options - Johnson City, TN
- Jonesborough Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-12pm.
Who are these people and why are they so.....Organic?
JEM Organic Farm is a Certified Organic Farm located just outside of Historic Rogersville TN. We are a small family run farm and grow certified organic produce and are one of Tennessee's only Non GMO whole chicken and egg producers.
We raise our own hogs and goats, supplying various cuts of each. We also raise NON GMO Meat Birds including chicken, duck and turkey.
All our animals are raised without confinement and allowed to behave like...umm animals, meaning they root, scratch, eat grass and swim! We rotate each of our animals to clean fields often, offer the best hay we can manage and keep our pastures as nice as possible. We raise them the way nature intended. Our feeling is that healthy, happy animals create a balanced farm and provide the best tasting meat and eggs.
All of our animals are fed strickly NON GMO Feed. This feed is tested at every batch from the supplier and carries the NON GMO Verified Label.
Ok, that’s great! But why go through the extra trouble of being certified organic?
Easy. We've see the evidence of what Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)'s are doing to the world's food supply, genetic diversity and food safety. We believe that GMO crops are damaging the land, the environment and the health of the people that eat this altered food.
The organic certification is an assurance that we do what we say we do. We believe that renewing the land as we manage our crops and animals is vitally important to the food we all eat everyday. The soil, plants and animals are all integrated and need to work together. Adding pesticides and petroleum-based fertilizers only inhibit nature’s balance. We value our certification because it’s our way of walking the walk and talking the talk. There are a lot of people out there who want to sell you things and will say anything to do it. We don’t want to be one of them.
Our goal is to re-mineralize the land, grow the freshest and most nutrient dense foods that are healthy and great tasting for our neighbors in East Tennessee.
We don't use GMO treated seeds.....EVER and all our chicken feed is NON GMO.
We Strongly urge you to look at the Genetically Modified Food link on the button labeled "GMO Risks"
Are we Activists? Or just general Whacko’s
A little of both really! Over the last several years we’ve read a lot of labels and found that a whole lot of the so-called “natural” foods on the market are treated or contain altered ingredients. Whether it is GMO’s, high fructose corn syrup, pesticides or antibiotics, most things found in the grocery stores contain some of this stuff and frankly we are completely tired of filling our shelves with poor food choices and with foods that want to kill us!
So, yes we talk about GMO’s, we want to make everyone aware of what pestisides can do and we probably know more than we should about the whole corn syrup thing. The saying is "you are what you eat" is important to JEM Farm and should be important to anyone who occasionally eats.......!
Pictures around the Farm
Here are some shots of our farm and chicken enclosures
NON GMO Eggs
We also provide our customers with the finest pasture raised free range Eggs available to man. The feed we use contains NO GMO's and is purely natural. Our chickens are cage free and unconfined, get moved every day to a new patch of grass. They are healthy and happy, which is why their eggs are so wonderful.
• Our pigs are also raised with the animal’s welfare in mind. Raised unconfined in our woods they can root to their hearts content. These pigs are generally big! Over 400lbs, we feel raising them this way provides a better meat taste, texture and healthier pig. • All our animals are never given hormones or antibiotics. Our family doesn't want to eat meat from animals treated with drugs and we feel you shouldn't either.