Little Spring Creek Farm – A Rare Jewel in Perry County, TN
Little Spring Creek Farm is a lovely 62-acre farm in the rolling hills of Perry County, TN. Brandon and Andrea Williams and their 4 children take care of a herd of beautiful Jersey cows, a herd of Nubian and LaMancha goats, and a lot of free-ranging hogs. There is plenty of acreage on the farm for their Jersey cows to graze on and brush for their goats to browse on. It is also filled with lots of natural water systems, springs, creeks, etc., thus the name, Little Spring Creek Farm.
The Jersey cows are an heirloom breed and give lots of milk and cream with a high butterfat content just on grass alone. They are made for grass unlike the more modern breeds like Holsteins, which do better on grain. Their milk is golden and delicious with all the protective health benefits that raw milk provides.
Brandon makes sure the cows are mostly all grassfed – even in winter with snow on the ground. They are fed wheat grass or rye grass in the winter and this makes a real difference in the butterfat content and flavor of the milk.
Brandon says that it really improves their milk to have them on grass year round. They graze the cows “intensively” which means the cows are constantly getting fresh grass. It’s a type of rotational grazing – some call it “mob grazing.” It’s a very advanced yet traditional way of grazing the cows and shows very good animal husbandry skills at this farm.
Their goats are fed in the healthiest way possible for the production of extremely good milk. Of course, goats are browsers not grazers, and do well on more than just grass. This is perfectly fine from a “Weston Price Foundation” perspective. Goats need some sort of feed as well as grass and other vegetation.
Their feed is non-GMO and consists of soaked grains, including soaked wheat and oats. This makes it much easier for the goats to digest, and therefore they make better quality milk. These goats are Nubians with long floppy ears, and they are known as the “Jerseys of the goat world” because they have the highest butterfat content of all goat breeds, at 4.6%.
The very cute, earless LaMancha goats give almost the same butterfat at 4.2%, except their milk has been said to taste like melted vanilla ice cream! The LaManchas actually do have inner ears, just not outer ones. They can hear just fine.
And now, Little Spring Creek farm is also offering free-range pork. These hogs are let out on grass and in the forest all day to forage on acorns, bugs, and greenery of all kinds. This is the healthiest kind of pork available. Grab it while you can. The smell in your kitchen as it cooks will be delightful.
This farm is offering many products in their herd share program at this point, including:
* Raw butter
* Raw cream
* Both cow and goat yogurt
* Goat cheese
* Many varieties of sausage (links $8/lb)
* Pork chops
* Slices, cured bacon ($12/lb)
* Ground pork
* Grass-finished beef ($7.50/;b)
Their herd share program has a $50 share fee to join. It is non-refundable and is a one-time price, not yearly. This is your portion of the animal, the part you own.
The delivery price on the milk is $9 per gallon labor for milking your cow, and $14 per gallon labor for milking your goat. If you pick up your own cow or goat milk at the farm, the price for labor is $5 for raw cow milk labor, and $10 for raw goat milk labor.
They offer delivery into the Franklin Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning from 8:00AM to 12 noon at the Factory and are also delivering into Nashville on Tuesdays at Sevier Park, 12 South Farmer’s Market, from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.
Their stand at the Franklin Farmer’s Market is called “Little Spring Creek Farm” so look for that name at the market. The pork is sold by the individual cut, giving the customer more flexibility and customization in ordering. It is also delivered.
Give them a call today at (931) 628-1523 and leave a voicemail.
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