Two Sisters Farm

two sisters1Do you live close to Knoxville and want to find a great source of raw dairy for your family?

I have good news.

Two Sisters Farm has cows that are grass-fed year round, cows that produce high butterfat content (meaning delicious cream for your coffee), and milk that is always hormone and antibiotic-free.

This could be what you’ve been waiting for.

Nestled in the gently rolling hills between Sevierville and Newport, this farm has an abundance of quality water available. There are two creeks on the small family farm that come from the same underground water source as the local popular water bottling company that is known as some of the best water in the world.

The dairy cows get their fill of this fresh, clean water daily.

Owners and managers, Sean, Rita, and Jennifer do not have a commercial dairy, only a cow share program and their time is devoted to taking care of the two sisters14cows and handling them and their milk in an appropriate and personal manner to have the best raw milk product available.

They believe happy cows make better milk, so their 5 beautiful Jerseys, Lyddy, Hickory, Beulah Mae, Celebrity, and Belle are lovingly taken care of. They brush them before every milking and often sing to them as well. Each cow is dried up and given two months vacation from milking to prepare for calving each year.


The farmers strive to keep the cows on pasture all year. They’re rotated through 3 different pastures to make sure they always have fresh grass.

In the winter, they graze on rye grass and are supplemented with mixed grass hay.  Minerals are available to them at all times. They are fed grain only while they are being milked. This makes for a happy cow that stands still when being milked and has better body condition and more cream in the milk for you. The cows are never given hormones and the milk is always antibiotic free.two-sisters-milk

Much care is taken in handling the milk to have a clean, quality product. After the cows are thoroughly brushed, the udder and teats are carefully washed and the first few squirts from each teat is discarded. An iodine post dip is used after milking and a balm with clove oil.


Stainless steel equipment is used to collect and filter milk along with disposable milk filters.  Milk is filtered into your glass jars and cooled and stored in refrigerators, ready for pick up or delivery.


Milk and other products are available for pick up at the farm Sunday through Friday.


Deliveries are made to Sevierville on Thursdays.


Delivery areas may be expanded  as needed, with plans to begin deliveries to Seymour and Knoxville.


Two Sisters Farm is conveniently located off HWY 411 close to HWY 25/70 and I-40 exit 432, between Sevierville and Newport. People drive to this farm for milk from Seymour, Kodak, Jefferson City, Dandridge, Newport, Cosby, Gatlinburg, Greenville, Parotsville, Chestnut Hill, Pigeon Forge and Knox county.


two sisters13They also offer cream, yogurt, and other dairy products in the cow share program as available, as well as eggs and honey.  Honey is seasonal and limited and only available to cow share owners.


Cow shares are available for a one-time, non-refundable price of $40 per share. Each share entitles you to one gallon of milk per week.


You may buy multiple shares as available. The labor fee is $7 per week per gallon if you pick up at the farm. The fee is $8 per week per gallon if delivered to cover delivery expenses. 


Contracts must be signed in compliance with Tennessee law. Eggs and other products will be delivered as well, as available.

For more information call Rita at 865-356-4092 or email ritaeakin@gmail.com

 

About 

An author, speaker, and health copywriter, Shawn Dady is also the president of Tennesseans For Raw Milk and the Nashville/Brentwood/Franklin Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is a consultant and nationwide influencer for people on health and wellness issues and has been in the industry for more than 20 years.