Their purchase was of Double H Farms, a 245-acre farm located in Dickson County. The purchase of Double H Farms is part of a bigger plan to create a sustainable brand of beef that is distributed beyond the Hermitage’s award-winning Capital Grille restaurant. Currently, the farm has room to for the perfect grass to be developed to support a herd of heritage cattle as well as acres of existing produce. Corn will be grown for a future grist mill.
The Hermitage has been putting a concerted effort towards fully submerging itself into Nashville roots and culture. Its boutique shelves are stocked with items from local artisans, Hatch Show Prints can be found on its website and branding designs, and it has even committed to switching all guest mattresses to ones made locally by next year.
It has also become a leader in Tennessee’s local, organic, farm-to-table movement, a position that the acquisition of Double H Farms will support. Aside from grass-fed beef, Capital Grille chef’s hope to expand the farm to include vegetables and orchards, as well as blackberries, grapes and blueberries.
We can’t wait to try some of the locally produced Southern cuisine from Double H Farms in the next few years. What do you think about the Capital Grille purchasing Double H Farms? Are you more likely to support a restaurant if it uses locally-sourced food items?