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!)
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 food photography and graphic design. Bethany, a true Georgia peach, 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 our Little Farmers joined the family.
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Rob is a corporate accountant by day, farmer by night and weekend. He is the business and mechanical mastermind behind our Ingrained Farm. 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 Little Farmers join in on all the farm activities and have the day-to-day responsibility to feed the flock. They are fond of playing soccer, 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!
In the Kitchen
Ingrained operates a Tennessee Certified Domestic Kitchen, meaning that we have passed an initial inspection of our home kitchen by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and have completed a specified food safety course for the preparation and sale of all non-potentially hazardous foods. Our kitchen is inspected yearly by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture to ensure that we are in compliance with all regulations. We do not keep pets in our home (both by choice and by law for a Certified Domestic Kitchen.)
We sell freshly milled flour, artisan baked goods and baking mixes, high quality baking ingredients, natural home and beauty products, and unique gift packages. For more about our handcrafted products, see our products page. We sell directly to customers and have enjoyed being a part of the Smyrna Depot Farmer’s Market during the summer.
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Our grass-fed lamb that 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.
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Here’s to Wholesome!