Friendly Farm began in 2012 on a leased farm. The owners originally just wanted to see if they would enjoy farm life, turns out they didn’t like it. They loved it! When their lease was up they were blessed beyond belief in October of 2017 with the opportunity to purchase of a beautiful piece of property in Hancock county TN. They have now been on the farm for just under a year. A friend wanted to start a goat dairy and they thought he was crazy but were looking for a new adventure so they found a piece of property that was abandoned with a nice barn; leased it and bought a couple goats. As animal lovers, the family now has not only goats, but sheep, pigs, pot-belly pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, bunnies, horses, and donkeys.
Their mission statement can pretty much be summed up by their tag line: Friendly Farm where farming meets FUN and learning! They love what they do and enjoy educating others. Friendly Farm is a place where families can come to learn about farm life including all the animals, interact with the goats, sheep, pigs, bunnies, ducks, turkeys and more. All while relaxing on their peaceful farm in the country and enjoying time unplugged. While on the farm ask the owners about all the great products produced on the working farm. Maybe even take home some farm fresh sausage, lamb, ham or goat milk soap and lotion from their Daisy Doe line of products. All of their products are also available on their website and facebook page.
In addition to their farmer duties they also hold events. Their favorite being their Fall Family Fun Fest starting in October. The farm will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from October 4 till November 3 for guests to visit the farm, go on a hayride, take a walk through their pumpkin patch, enjoy the corn maze, hug a pig, feed a goat, hold a chicken, pet a bunny, and just have great family time outside unplugged. They also host field trips in an effort to help kids learn where their food comes from. As well as birthday parties, church picnics, corporate events, baby cuddling days, Breakfast with Santa, dinner with Santa, an Easter Egg hunt, and more. They also have a farm stay event where all you bring is your food and clothes.
Friendly Farm has overcome many challenges. Coming from a city background, learning the fine art of farming is a huge challenge, life is changing every day. Their company culture is simple, they are FRIENDLY farm. It is a family run business, one parent and three boys CJ age 18, John 14, and Hunter 10. For the most part they are the only employees.
The farm love’s to do as much as possible for the community including helping out charities. This fall, Friendly Farm has several days dedicated to charities. October 20th is Hope for Hancock day, $1 of each ticket sold goes to Hope for Hancock to help local people that are struggling with cancer. October 12th is scout day, any scout in uniform gets in free (limit 2 scouts per paid adult). The farm is also hosting a Buddy Walk day on October 13th for Downs syndrome awareness. Part of each admission ticket goes to Sara’s Buddy Walk team, advance tickets are available for purchase on their website. Any one with Downs Syndrome will have free admission on that day as well.
Visit Friendly Farm today at 1104 Rebel Hollow Road Tazewell, TN 37879. Also, for more information call 865-247-1874 or visit their website friendlyfarm4fun.com.