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At Wedge Oak Farm, we work in conjunction with the natural environment and the human-made aspects of our 100 year-old family farm, to create a dynamic and healthy place for animals and vegetables to flourish.
The Bells Bend Neighborhood Farms are four farms in the community of Scottsboro/Bells Bend in Northwest Davidson County, Tennessee. The farms are only 15 minutes from Nashville, but the area has remained rural and agricultural due to the absence of a bridge to cross the Cumberland River and enter the area.
Anson Mills is proud to provide America’s finest chefs with fresh native stone ground organic ingredients from new crop heirloom grains and legumes. They cold mill all ingredients to order, chill vac pac them immediately, and ship them the same day for maximum flavor retention. They also produce custom milled and hand finished products for chefs who wish to employ these ingredients in historic and contemporary dishes.
In the time-honored style of the Indians, settlers and farmers before them, S. Wallace Edwards & Sons processes each ham by hand as it goes through the stages of curing. The every finest hams are selected and hand-rubbed with salt. They remain in the curing room under controlled temperatures until the desired amount of salt has been absorbed.
It was over 40 years ago when Col. Tom Givan and Dr. Sam Woods realized the need for good, old-fashioned cured country hams in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The two were reminiscing about coming home, getting into Mama Vic’s cabinet, and eating cold biscuits stuffed with Old Doc’s country ham. Col. Givan and Dr. Woods longed for someone in Murfreesboro to cure hams the way they did in the old days.
Bentonâ€™s Smoky Mountain Country Hams are slow cured using salt, brown sugar, and sodium nitrite and typically aged 9-10 months, though hams are available 1 year and older. This time-honored practice dates back to the era of our forefathers, when the preparation and preservation of meat was a way of life and sustenance.