Grow Wild at Shy Valley Farm
From plants to pottery, Shy Valley Farm in the northeastern Tennessee community of Fall Branch has a little bit of everything. Owners and Washington County Farm Bureau members Philip and Christy Shivell grow a wide variety of herbs, heirloom and gourmet vegetables, and native plants. The farm’s nursery focuses on wildlife-friendly, low-maintenance plants and foods, from lemon verbena and chocolate mint to Cherokee purple tomatoes and ghost peppers to dozens of other herbs, heirlooms and garden treasures.
In addition to its floriculture offerings, the farm also produces pottery. Philip, Shy Valley’s resident potter, opened his studio in 1994 and makes handmade pots sold at the farm on special occasions and the One.40.Four Marketplace in Jonesborough.
Each year, Shy Valley Farm sells its plants and pottery at the Spring Garden Fair in Kingsport. The 34th annual Spring Garden Fair takes place April 28-29.