Kids, does, bucks—90 goats & 1 Jersey milk cow named Eileen — are part of Jim and Gayle Tanner’s large extended family. Owners and operators of Tennessee’s oldest licensed Grade A goat and cow dairy, Jim and Gayle produce goat cheese daily by hand on their 300-acre Bonnie Blue Farm in Waynesboro, Tennessee. Located about three hours east of Memphis & two hours southwest of Nashville, their farm is a great example of sustainable agriculture—almost everything the Tanners eat is grown or produced on their land. Shoppers at the Memphis Farmers Market are the fortunate recipients of Bonnie Blue Farm cheese. Every Saturday during market season, Jim brings prize winning Tanasi Tomme, feta, goat & cow gouda, cheddar, chèvre logs with herbs or just plain chèvre (French for goat)—all made from their goat and cow milk. Also served at the finest area restaurants.
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