Double H Farms
Being southern is more than just a term, it's a way of life; a story that for hundreds of years has told of warm summer nights dotted with fireflies, sweet tea on grandma's front porch, and the beauty and richness of our Tennessee lands. The history of Tennessee farming dates back to the late 1700's when the practices of growing and harvesting were simple and true. For a century we've upheld those practices and today we embody them.
Our relationship with our lands is greater and stronger than the roots we plant and grow. And preservation has been at the center of almost everything we do. That's why in 2012 we purchased our own farmland to honor our heritage and the traditions that have shaped our past and present.
On 250 rolling acres in White Bluff, TN, just 45 minutes from our hotel, we're proud to raise our own herd of Red Poll cattle with the same simple farming techniques that benefited our forefathers.
We're proud to serve the best quality beef in the city, because we know what goes into every cut. Each cow that lives on Double H Farms grazes at ease across grassy knolls with the freedom to roam, feed or relax under a shade tree. We never use unnatural processes and we always take care in what we do.
We're not your modern foodies and we don't say farm-to-table. It's actually much more simple than that. We're southerners and we're farmers, tried and true, and that's just our way of life.
Gardens at Glen Leven
For 106 years, we've believed in taking care of the lands we call home. This belief is more than southern pride, it's the foundation of our heritage and of our partnership with the Land Trust for Tennessee. Since 2008, when our partnership with The Land Trust began, The Hermitage has been able to directly support the conservation of over 75,000 acres of land. These protected lands, made of scenic trails, state parks and urban spaces, allow Tennesseans the opportunity to bike, hike, fish, farm and play for generations to come.
On the Land Trust's historic Glen Leven property, we're proud to run an heirloom period garden just 15 minutes from the hotel. The Hermitage Hotel has not only helped to restore the property's 1857 manor and heirloom farmland, but to create educational agriculture programs for local schools. Today the garden is home to our own Double H crops like kale, beets, carrots, turnips, corn, watermelon, thyme, basil, and pumpkin, all of which are used for seasonal cuisine at Capitol Grille and Oak Bar.