Riverplains Farm lies in a lovely crook of the Holston River between Strawberry Plains and New Market in Jefferson County, Tennessee. It has been in the Niceley family since the 1940’s. After decades of commercial dairy operations, conventional vegetable growing and equestrian services, Riverplains is forging a new identity based on sustainability and preservation.
We are 100% dedicated to non-toxic farming and preserving genetic diversity -- from the heirloom (non-GMO) seeds we put in the ground to the heritage animal breeds we raise as livestock. In addition to grass-based livestock production, we are passionate about growing heirloom grain crops in our fertile river-bottom land. Our favorites are the older varieties of open-pollinated corn such as Hickory Cane and Tennessee Red Cob, both historically important to the region.
As a multi-generational, work-in-progress enterprise, Riverplains Farm is excited to be part of a revolution in farming that will hopefully bring new life, in more ways than one, to some of the best, time-honored traditions from East Tennessee.
To learn more about Riverplains Farm, check out Jennifer Niceley's blog: http://www.localharvest.org/riverplains-farm-M40191