BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. – Half Hill Farm is opening a retail store in neighboring Bell Buckle. The new location will be the second for the maker of hand-crafted kombucha, extracts, tonics and other natural health products.
Half Hill Farm’s Wellness Emporium in Bell Buckle will feature all of the products the farm manufactures in Woodbury plus other products that promote better health and well-being.
Half Hill Farm is a certified organic farm that got its start growing mushrooms. Their popular mushroom extracts now ship all over the United States. The farm plans to expand its extract offerings as well as offer craft sodas and teas. Local demand for Half Hill Farm’s kombucha and apple cider vinegar tonics made at the Arts Center of Cannon County has the company searching for larger manufacturing space as well to bring on wholesale accounts. The company aimed to make kombucha, a fermented and carbonated black tea flavored with juices, at its Woodbury location and sell it at markets but never out produced local demand. Half Hill Farm doubled their brew tanks this year, and they are reaching their maximum production.
Half Hill Farm’s team is also growing to help with growth with the support of Scot Smotherman, Manchester native, UT Knoxville graduate and small business owner. Smotherman has worked for decades in sales for the tech industry.
Fermented food & beverage, vinegars, and herbal extracts are seeing a revival as consumers are reintroduced to time-tested natural remedies and fermented food culture. Growth in fermented foods has led Middle Tennessee State University to create a first of its kind fermentation program to help better position entrepreneurs and an educated workforce.
Bell Buckle is consistently rated in the Top 10 of Tennessee’s small towns due to its historic designation and charm, large seasonal festivals and the world-famous Webb School, the South’s oldest preparatory boarding school.
Half Hill Farm hopes to open the Wellness Emporium in Bell Buckle shortly after the New Year.
Patrons can get a free sample of Half Hill Farm’s Kombucha and tonics at their Woodbury store located at the Arts Center of Cannon County at 1424 John Bragg HWY, Woodbury, TN 37190. Find their kombucha on tap at The Turnip Truck in East Nashville.
For more information, visit www.halfhillfarm.com.
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