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Mezzaluna Farmstead
Contact: Sarina Roscigno & Kevin (River) Neff
Address: 1706 Bulldog Rd Trade, TN, 37691
Email Address: mezzalunafarmstead@gmail.com
Phone: 423-341-9638
About Us
Email: mezzalunafarmstead@gmail.com
Located 17 miles from the High Country Food Hub

In 2016 we moved to a 12 acre property in Trade, Tennessee, to be closer to family and revive an old homestead in these beautiful mountains. On our rocky, steep acreage we began raising Icelandic sheep – a primitive breed that retains many old world characteristics that we find well suited to our land and management style.
Practices
Our sheep are 100% grass-fed, grass-finished and raised without the use of grain, antibiotics or growth hormones. Our Icelandic sheep are highly seasonal breeders, lambs are typically born in April and spend the summer grazing alongside their mothers. We do not castrate ram lambs, dock tails, or indiscriminately use wormers. We practice intensive pasture management, moving our sheep every 24 hours or less with temporary fencing during the grazing season based on pasture growth. This style of shepherding has many benefits: the sheep are always getting fresh forage at its nutritional peak; impact and fertility is spread more evenly; and paddocks are rested for 30 to 60+ days to encourage a diversity of deep rooted plants, break parasite life cycles, and build topsoil. We supplement what they forage with water from our spring, certified organic kelp and loose minerals. Our lambs are typically taken to butcher in October, after a season of storing a whole herbal farmacy in every tender, sweet cut.

We are not currently certified under any third parties for our farming practices, but we invite you to ask questions and appreciate your feedback.