Pass the Muddy Pond Sorghum

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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 to learn more.


  1. Penny Rhynehart

    August 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Would love to taste Muddy Pond Sorghum on a warm biscuit. A hero’s breakfast for sure.

  2. Loren

    August 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    why do you make it so hard to enter the contest?

  3. Alice

    August 28, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I agree with Loren, why make it so hard to enter?? You go through the hoops just to get one entry. Make it simple people, like putting membership # or something to make sure we are a Tn Farm bureau member. Sheesh!!

  4. Dennis Houk

    September 2, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Would love to try this sorghum.

  5. Paula Derreberry

    September 13, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Muddy Ponds is a nice place to visit. I’ve been there several times and enjoy watching the sorghum made. Lots of other goodies are available too. I can almost taste it now.

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