A Warm Tennessee Welcome
May we extend a warm southern welcome from our Tennessee farm! We are so glad that you stopped by to visit us at Ingrained! We are Rob and Bethany Thomson (yes, that is Thomson spelled without a “p“). We live with our four (towheaded) Little Farmers on our family farm in Smyrna, Tennessee where we are trying our hand at raising a flock of Katahdin hair sheep and a few donkeys (but we seem to have the most luck with groundhogs, skunks, turkeys, deer, and squirrels!) We launched our family business, Ingrained, in 2016.
Meet the Farmers!
Bethany is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (a real-deal food and nutrition expert) with extensive education and training in nutrition and wellness and a background in clinical dietetics. Bethany enjoys cultivating an atmosphere of hospitality on our farm, creating beauty around her, and preparing wholesomely delicious food.
Bethany indulges her creative side by dabbling in graphic design and food photography for her food blog, A Spoon Full of Yum. Bethany a true Georgia peach, grew up in the Atlanta, Georgia area. She completed her undergraduate degree Nutrition & Dietetics at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, a dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and graduate courses in Human Nutrition through the University of Alabama. Bethany practiced as a Registered Dietitian at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital before o Little Farmers joined the family.
Interested in Medical Nutrition Therapy with Bethany? Be sure to visit our Nutrition Therapy page.
Rob is a corporate accountant by day, farmer by night and weekend. He is the business and mechanical mastermind behind our Ingrained Farm and is the business manager for Ingrained Nutrition Therapy. Rob has a big picture vision, a penchant for research, and an aptitude for all things mechanical. If he doesn’t know how to do something, he will figure it out on his own! He enjoys John Deere Tractors, the automotive industry, and a good, hard day’s work! Rob, a true Smyrna, Tennessee native, completed his undergraduate degree in management and finance from General Motors Institute (GMI, now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan and his MBA at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Our four Little Farmers join in on all the farm activities and have the day-to-day responsibility to feed the flock. They are fond of Legos, bike riding, exploring outdoors, and family read-aloud time. They are the top taste testers for all of our new recipes and particularly enjoy our chocolate cobbler and fresh loaves of our honey whole wheat bread with creamed honey! All of them are learning to cook and often contribute their own wholesome kitchen concoctions to the family table.
We sell our grass-fed lamb to our local Nashville community. Our grass-fed lamb has been processed, vacuum packaged & frozen at a USDA-certified facility.
Our lambs are raised in plenty of fresh air and sunshine here in Smyrna, Tennessee. If you haven’t tried lamb from meat-sheep you are in for a treat! Our domestic Katahdin breed lamb has a much milder flavor than lamb you may have tried from imported lamb or wool-breed sheep.
Our current price list is available here. To order, email Bethany@ingrainedliving.com.
Stay in Touch!
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Here’s to Wholesome!