Pass the Muddy Pond Sorghum
Move over maple and make room for sorghum syrup.
Nestled halfway between Nashville and Knoxville in the town of Monterey, Muddy Pond Sorghum has been making the sticky-sweet stuff since the mid-1960s. John and Emma Guenther founded the sorghum business, which is now run by their three sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren.
The Guenthers produce 100-percent pure sorghum with no additives, made from sorghum cane that they plant on their farm each year. Guests are invited to watch the sorghum syrup being made during September and October, and Sherry and Mark Guenther can be seen at several festivals across the state making their tasty sorghum.
Muddy Pond also produces honey from bees on the farm and recently introduced a bold barbecue sauce made with their sorghum. Visit muddypondsorghum.com to learn more.