Tavalin Tails Farm is the recognized dream of Amy and Brandon Tavalin. Together, after five years of marriage, and one beautiful little boy, Amy and Brandon are both full time into this family farm that they have started, and offering a Meat CSA membership out of College Grove, TN. Amy is the daughter of the Delvins, and Tavalin Tails is the livestock site of the Certified Organic Delvin Farms. This aspect leaves wonderful growing room for an integrated relationship on the land between Tavalin Tails livestock and Delvin Farms produce. Lavalin Tails Farm offers, beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and eggs, all naturally raised.
Amy and Brandon met at a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) conference, appropriately, where Brandon told Amy that she was the 'prettiest farmer in the room.' That was in a lettuce production class, where Amy swears she was the only woman in attendance, making her reply to Brandon true of 'I'm the only woman in the room.' They dreamed of farming together, and after marriage in 2011 they started with sheep and steers. They sold half and full animal shares to start, as well as selling registered livestock breeds of their Katahdin sheep, which they were also selling to Porter Road Butcher. In 2014 they added cows for Angus beef, and Duroc and Berkshire pigs in 2015. In 2016, with their son Adam being two years old, they made a leap of faith and quit their full time jobs off the farm. They began offering a Meat CSA and are focusing on their family dream of farming together.
Day to day, Amy and Brandon are farming together as a family. Amy spent her entire life on a farm, and now, she is raising her family on one. Brandon gets up and goes out early each morning while Amy cares for their son Adam and gets breakfast ready for them to all eat together every day at 8:30. This year they added layers for eggs- some Buff- Orphingtons, Wel Summer, and Wyan Dotte. They love the circle of life that happens on the farm. Lambing season is coming up and they look forward to welcoming the new life. One of Amy's funny moments was when she was working full time off the farm and came home to three baby lambs in her son's play pen instead of him. That is classic around Tavalin Tails Farms as they are taking care of their animals. Being on the same land as Delvin Farms, the animals are able to eat all of the Certified Organic vegetable leftovers, and help out in ways like grazing behind the crops, or the pigs packing down the pond to hold water better. Being pastured and naturally raised is top priority on Tavalin Tails Farm. They offer prized register livestock breeds to buyers all over the country for everything from showing to farming.
Tavalin Tails Farm offers their CSA for a six month period, with a full shareholder receiving 20-22lbs each month, or a half shareholder receiving the same every other month for six months. The meat is processed by Porter Road, and vacuum sealed to stay fresh in your freezer for up to one year. You can also purchase individual cuts of meat without CSA Membership at Richland Park Farmer's Market each Saturday Morning, May through December.