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Thoughtful Provenance

In an effort to acquire more of its food from local vendors who raise their animals in a humane, grass-fed and chemical-free environment and who grow their produce organically, Evins Mill is pleased to partner with many Tennessee-based food purveyors  - as well as a few in bordering states. In 2015, Evins Mill bought 20% of its food & beverage products from Tennessee sources and plans to increase that share incrementally year by year.

Meat & Fish


Dairy & Eggs


Produce & Other

  • Evans Family Farm, Smithville ~ produce
  • Herb Cottage, Smithville ~ herbs & flowers
  • Dekalb Farmers Market, Smithville ~ produce & bread
  • Old Mill, Pidgeon Forge ~ grits & oats
  • White Lilly, Memphis ~ flour
  • Aunt Dee's Homemade Soap, Smithville ~ soap
  • Foxglove Farm, Smithville ~ wildflowers, home grown luffa
  • Knot Enough Thyme, Smithville ~ dried herbs & spices



Better All The Way Around


The philosophy and techniques of many of the resort's purveyors result in cuisine that is better for...

  • the health of our guests
  • the environment
  • the local economy
  • local farmers & their animals
  • and of course the taste


Evins Mill chronicles the story of its locally-sourced cuisine on its blog Thoughtful Provenance, where Chef Evans posts profiles of our Tennessee-based food purveyors, or offers a progress report from his own farm, from which the resort purchases much of its produce spring through fall.