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Fun on the Farm at Noble Springs Dairy

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to tour the Noble Springs Diary.  I was joined by two very excited little boys, my nephews, Reece (age 9) and Eric (age 4), and my sister Laura.

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The farm is owned and operated by Dustin and Justyne Noble on 230 picturesque acres in Williamson County.  They have about 150 goats and 40 of them are kids (baby goats).


Our tour started off with a quick introduction and then we went down a mowed path past 2 ponds to see Justyne’s two horses, Sassy & Snow.  The were hiding in the cool shade of the trees.  They came to visit and we all had an opportunity to pet them and offer them some grain.

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Next we took quick visit of the chickens that they also raise on the farm. They have about 50 chickens on site.  The eggs they collect are used by the family and sold at local farmers markets.

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This was followed by an opportunity to get up close to all of the new kids on the farm.  Many of them are still being raised on a bottle.

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Finally we were able to tour the barn and milking areas.  We were also able to see where the milk is processed and bottled right there on site.  The milking room can accommodate 12 goats at one time.  The dairy is currently milking twice a day.

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After the tour was complete, we were given an opportunity to sample the many flavors of goat cheese that they have available.  Throughout the summer they will also feature limited-run, flavor of the week cheeses such as strawberry and ranch.

laura and eric

In addition to their wonderful cheeses, Noble Springs also offer a variety of other goat milk products including, milk, yogurt, fudge & soap. Their products can be found at the East Nashville Farmers Market, as well as, restaurants and stores in the greater Nashville area.

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Remember, that you don’t need to be a kid to enjoy the fun at Noble Springs Dairy.  It is an amazing opportunity to learn about your locally raised food. Schedule a tour for yourself by visiting www.noblespringsdairy.com, or call (615) 481-9546 to find out where to buy the products.

If you can’t wait for a private tour, then join them at the farm this Saturday, June 22, 2014 for FARM FEST. This is a concert to benefit the Land Trust of Tennessee with live music from Austin Moody.  Crepe Diem Food Truck and Legato Gelato will be serving food and snacks for those interested in grabbing a bite to eat. Turtle Anarchy Brewery will be there handing out free samples of their local brews. Of course there will be a Noble Springs Dairy sampling table too!  The best part is there is no admission and there is only $10 suggested donation per car load.Fun starts at 3pm and goes until 6pm.  There will be plenty of space to relax and enjoy the music. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on.

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What to bring to the East Nashville Farmers Market

shopping tips 2We are delighted to have so many new patrons supporting our weekly Wednesday Market.  Here are a few tips we suggest that may help make your visit as successful as possible.

One: We highly recommend that shoppers go green by bringing their own bags and baskets.  This small act has big pay-offs for our environment by reducing waste.

Two: Bring a cooler.  The East Nashville Market hosts more than just fruit and vegetable farmers. You may find meats, milk, cheese, yogurt, hummus, or other items that require refrigeration. By bringing a cooler, you can keep fresh foods cold until you head home at the end of the day.

Three: Bring Cash and Small Bills.  If you forget, or run out of cash, don’t worry!  Bank debit cards are accepted by the market in exchange for tokens to be used at vendor booths.  Some vendors accept checks or credit cards. We’ll exchange your swipe for wooden market tokens at the information booth. Tokens can be used at any booth and are valid all season long.

Support Your Local Farmer With One Meal At A Time

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Can you commit to cooking just one meal a week that is completely purchased at the market while supporting your local farmer? It’s simple.

You can buy local corn tortillas, onions, lettuce, ground beef, and cheese.  Then top that with salsa for an easy quesadilla supper.

Or you could buy fresh berries or peaches, croissants, granola, jam or honey and finish with yogurt or cheese for a gourmet farmers market breakfast. 

Of course, if cooking just isn’t your thing there is no reason to worry.  You can also find plenty of prepared foods from our vendors and food trucks as well.  

After you see how truly easy and delicious it can be, you will surely want to add more. Please share your results with us. Have fun!

We look forward to seeing you and your family on Wednesday.