While the guys fly fished, Jill and I just enjoyed the land. Truly preserved as a natural farm, no fancy gardens or manicured plant beds are found here. Blackberry Farm is a contradiction of some sort- gardens that look like the one's your grandmother tended, growing vegetables to feed the family and then canning or preserving some for the winter. But then you show up for dinner in "the Barn" and are served the most sophisticated meal of your life- hands down!
Shabby and sweet little gardener's barn where the vegetable gardens are tended!
vegetable and flower gardens
micro lettuces being grown for the restaurants
Gorgeous barn where dinner is served.
Entrance foyer to the Barn.
Cocktail area and where cooking classes are taught by the Blackberry chefs.
Love these sconces on the old tall doors - used as wall panels in the room.
Jill and I took an awesome cooking class from Chef Sully - here he is making a gnocchi from
Pate a Choux dough in home made chicken stock! After making the gnocchi, he used the remainder of the dough to make gougeres.
Plating our salads of baby kale, orange segments, radishes, and toasted walnuts.
Love this idea on the patio of the main house where lunch and breakfast are served.
All of the arrangements at Blackberry are naturally found on the property.
Private home sites are now being made available for purchase at Blackberry Farm.
I am loving the garage doors on these new homes- they open out just like a real door!
Mr. RTH picking out flies for the day of fishing.
The Italian Truffle dogs that Blackberry breeds and sells.
Tom the dad- getting ready to retire soon!
Turkeys on the farm
Sheep on the farm
black pigs on the farm
A chilled melon soup for lunch at the Main House- had a little kick to it!
BLT salad with caramelized Benton's bacon
A charcuterie platter with the meats, jams, pickles and cheeses that are made on the farm.
Just so pretty in the Smokies!
And so hard to leave Blackberry Farm!