Blackberry Farm

Friends of the Farm

Winter Newsletter

As we put together Blackberry’s calendar for 2015, our team continually heard ourselves saying, “This is the year!” because we are just so excited about the year ahead. It inspired us to encourage our guests and our team to commit to something big in 2015: This is the year I . Maybe this is the year you get in shape for a half marathon. Or learn how to make perfect jams and jellies. Or enjoy your first foxhunt.

For me, this journey really began last year when I decided to work fewer nights and make the most of my time with my oldest daughter before she goes off to college. This is the year I’ll enjoy every special moment with her, from taking a father-daughter camping trip to cooking with her at home to cycling tandem on the Foothills Parkway. Whether your goal is to create more special family memories or try something totally new, my hope is that you do something in 2015 that will allow you to look back with no regrets.

The holiday season is in full swing here, and it reminds me that many of you are like family to me. When the holly wreaths go up, I know that my friends will be heading this way soon to enjoy one of our favorite times of the year. It’s certainly been a year worth celebrating: The Wellhouse opening, a handful of well-earned awards for our team and, of course, sharing all the seasons of the farm with you.

It may be hard to imagine, but next year promises to top this one. In fact, 2015 looks to be our biggest year of events yet. It’s been 15 years since we began hosting our first epicurean experiences, so in celebration of such a milestone, we’ve filled our calendar with incredible events to match. I’ll save the name-dropping and details for further updates (download our new app for the full scoop!), but I can tell you one thing: this is the year to come to Blackberry.

In January, our first bottles from our new brewery will finally be available, and we will be bottling our very first Tennessee whiskey! It’s just one more thing to anticipate about the year ahead at Blackberry Farm. Until then, enjoy the holiday season, filled with the friends and family that make this time of year so special. Hope to see you in the year to come!

Sam Beall, Proprietor
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