The Farm Shoppe. Come out and experience the beauty of River Cottage Farm!

Nestled along the winding Chisolm Creek in Rockfield, KY, River Cottage Farm is a working family farm. We offer a warm country welcome, with something for every member of the family to enjoy.

 

Two generations of farmers, working and travelling together to glean from farmers in the U.S., Italy, Switzerland, Germany and England has given us a unique insight into sustainable food production. The highest standards of animal welfare and environmental care show in our milk and meat products. We demand those same high standards from everyone whose products we stock.

We aim to promote the excellence of Kentucky and Tennessee farming by presenting to our customers the finest food and drink from the Kentucky countryside, maintaining the best of all that is traditional.

We care passionately about the quality of produce in our farm shop and for the last 10 years have selected only the finest meat, cheese, honey, pickles & preserves, seasonal fruit and vegetables from like-minded, small-scale producers. We source locally where possible, and offer a comprehensive range of organic produce. All dairy products are made from milk and cream from only 100% grass-fed cows. All poultry is truly free range, scampering over our pastures, feeding on Certified GMO-Free, Certified Chemical-Free feed.

We purchase our cured meats from The Smoking Goose, a traditional butchery specializing in additive-free meat and poultry raised on small family farms, including our own River Cottage Farm beef, lamb and pork. A wide range of cured bacon, summer sausages and bratwurst is available in season.

We stock 12 different raw milk, cheeses made from milk produced by 100% grass-fed cows, including traditional varieties such as cheddar, Colby, Gouda, Monterey Jack, pepper jack, baby Swiss, jalapeno and Havarti. Our traditionally prepared sauerkrauts and cultured vegetables come from Farm for Life.

Phone:

270-796-2662

Address: 

5635 Blue Level Rd,

Rockfield, KY 42274

Directions:

FROM BOWLING GREEN:

Russellville Rd. / US-231/ US-68. Turn right onto Blue Level Rd/ KY432 (3 miles) Turn right onto Blue Level Rd. right after (End State maintenance sign). Our farm is on the left .05 miles past JB Ranch Rd. If you reach Cox Thomas Rd. you have gone 1.1 miles too far.

FROM TENNESSEE:

I-65 to Exit 20 (William Natcher pkwy) to exit 7. Turn left on Russellville Rd. / US-231/ US-68. Turn right onto Blue Level Rd./ KY432 (3 miles) Turn right onto Blue Level Rd. right after (End State maintenance sign). Our farm is on the left .05 miles past JB Ranch Rd. If you reach Cox Thomas Rd. you have gone 1.1 miles too far.

3 Comments
 
  1. Louise Adams / August 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm /Reply

    Can you tell me if you feed your animals gmo corn or do you use glyphosate (round-up) on your land?

    • Debbie Apple / August 24, 2017 at 6:51 am /Reply

      Hi Louise, we have never used any GMO products on our farm at any time. I’m actually so concerned about the issue that I never fed my children GMO foods and they are 26 and 20 now. So you can see that it’s been an issue with our family for many years. Although our farm products are not Certified Organic they could be at any time. We never utilize any chemicals at any time on the farm. To go a bit further to answer your questions, all ruminants on our farm are 100% grass fed and don’t receive any grain, ever. Our pigs and chickens receive a small ration of non-GMO grains from a local mill in addition to our pastures. Our main concern for our farm includes our customers, animals and the grass and soil but it doesn’t stop there. The microbes that live in the soil is where everything begins for us and we would never consider spraying anything on our farm that would kill those microbes and that included fence rows and weeds. This isn’t easy and even at this time, we are dealing with some serious weeds in a couple of our pastures but we’re looking for ways to control them that won’t harm our microbes, soil, grass, beneficial insects, our animals or our anyone who consumes our food. Thanks so much for asking!

  2. Brenda Buckingham / May 8, 2017 at 11:35 pm /Reply

    What are the days and hours that your Farm Shoppe is open?

    • Debbie Apple / May 11, 2017 at 11:27 am /Reply

      Hi Brenda, our shop is under construction right now but you’re more than welcome to come by and grab some eggs.

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