In 2008, after her career in archeology, Karen Overton moved back to her home town Lebanon, Tennessee to re-activate the farm land which her family lived for generations. In a sense it is her personal archeological exploration into her own family roots. Since the beginning phases of the farm, Fukuyama has photographed and filmed the growth and development.

“In 1904, land was purchased and a farm created. Karen’s great grandmother, Ida New Turner named it Wedge Oak Farm. The Wilson County farm has been worked ever since by members of the family. Currently, we utilize the cedar glades and pastures to raise various breeds of laying hens, meat broilers, turkeys, guineas, meat ducks and laying ducks. Hogs, including Poland Chinas, Yorkshires and the only Tennessee raised Mangalitsas, wander and root around these same environments. We occasionally raise beef on what used to be largely a cattle farm. This year we look to add rabbit and mushrooms to our offerings.

Our goal is a small, diverse, sustainable family farm where we can gently and humanely raise food for our local region. All of our products are USDA inspected for safety, quality and freshness. With our prized Mangalitsa charcuterie hogs we carry a specialty sausage line made right here in Tennessee. All animals are raised on our farm and processed as close to home as possible. We raise food you can feel good about eating!”

http://www.wedgeoakfarm.com/

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Karen and a Mangalitsa pig

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Mangalitsa Piglets

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Wedge Oak Ducks

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Wedge Oak Egg Layers

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Wedge Oak Ducks

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Mangalitsa Piglets

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Wedge Oak Turkeys

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Wedge Oak Geese

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Wedge Oak Chicken