About Seven Springs Farm to Table
Seven Springs Farm is a 370-acre working family farm located in Maynardville, Tennessee. Purchased by Rick and Donna Riddle in 1994, the family-run farm & farm store specialize in retail sales of vegetables and fruit, beef, pork, and local farm products. Their wide selection of garden grown fruits and vegetables are hand-picked daily.
The History of Seven Springs Farm
In 1996, two years after they purchased the farm, Rick and Donna moved back home to Tennessee after Rick, a veterinarian by trade, retired from a 20-year military career with the Air Force. Donna had envisioned a place where she could grow fruits and vegetables and sell local produce; Rick, a place to raise a few cows and call home. Working with their local soil conservationist, they charted a course for Seven Springs Farm, named for the abundant artesian springs located on the property.
Donna recognized that the farm, if properly developed, had the economic potential to become a supporting family farm and with Rick’s help, drew up a plan to present to their children, Nikki and Jim. Donna wanted her kids to be close, and this was an opportunity to make that happen.
Donna, and her son Jim, have built a thriving fruit and vegetable business, growing over five acres of various garden vegetables and selling locally at surrounding farmers markets in Knox and Union Counties. Donna’s pride are the 18 varieties of northern and southern highbush blueberries which are available for U-Pick in late May and June each year.
In 2015, their daughter Nikki, interested more in grapes and winemaking, started a winery on the farm. She has eight wines for you to taste and enjoy. You can learn more about her winery at The Winery at Seven Springs Farm.