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2008/10/19 16:08:50 (permalink)

Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting


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It's called Shaffer Farms, and is located in Summertown,TN. I've driven past it many times in the past, but never stopped because I thought it was only a butcher shop.

Well, it IS a butcher shop, but a very unusual one. I found everything there from dry aged steaks to rooster fries. They make their own sausages, country ham, bacon, jerky, and other things. Inside the store, there is a door that leads to the BBQ dining room. I had a small brisket sandwich, (small means 1/2 pound of meat), four smoked wings, a side of baked beans, pickle, jalapeno and hand-squeezed lemonade...all for six bucks.

Take a close look at this menu. It's like none I've ever seen. At least half a dozen things are vying for the place of honor next time I'm down that way.



On the Sandwich List is a Full Lb Brisket-Burger for $4.99!! AMAZING!!!!


Check the side dishes and Beverage list!!! Not your typical BBQ Shack menu !

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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 16:11:57 (permalink)
    Poverty, I cannot wait to try your suggestion. It sounds like they have a lot to offer. Perhaps we can get the Mayor down there to join us.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 17:24:57 (permalink)


    Sorry it took so long to get the photos posted. I was meeting Mike S at the Moonlite this morning for a BBQ 'Brunch'!!

    This place looks like the sort of thing we've been looking for since Dennis Hays retired. I hope we can make it here before Winter !!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 18:40:16 (permalink)
    When I Googled Shaffer Farms TN, it came up as being in Lawrenceburg TN. Is that the same place?
    Here's the write-up:

    SHAFFER FARMS CUSTOM MEATS
    1203 N. Locust, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464, 931-762-5900. Meat Processing and Complete Meat Market. Selection of Amish Cheese, Jar Goods, Jerky, Specialty items , Country Hams, Fresh Sausage and Burger. Also Feature Real Texas Bar-B-Q. Located on Hwy 43 4/12 miles North of Ethridge, TN (Amish Country).

    How far would that befrom Frankin TN? My daughter lives there.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 19:00:21 (permalink)
    I'm almost afraid to ask...what are rooster fries?
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 19:11:45 (permalink)
    Be afraid, Frankman, that's a very testy question you ask.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 19:35:00 (permalink)
    chicken testicles.....?
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 19:45:11 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Foodbme

    When I Googled Shaffer Farms TN, it came up as being in Lawrenceburg TN. Is that the same place?
    Here's the write-up:

    SHAFFER FARMS CUSTOM MEATS
    1203 N. Locust, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464, 931-762-5900. Meat Processing and Complete Meat Market. Selection of Amish Cheese, Jar Goods, Jerky, Specialty items , Country Hams, Fresh Sausage and Burger. Also Feature Real Texas Bar-B-Q. Located on Hwy 43 4/12 miles North of Ethridge, TN (Amish Country).

    How far would that befrom Frankin TN? My daughter lives there.

    That's the place. From Franklin, you can get there in about an hour.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 20:30:06 (permalink)

    Sheesch Ben, CHICKENS DON"T HAVE'EM, But Rooster's DO !!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 20:33:10 (permalink)
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 20:41:26 (permalink)
    McDonald's has nuggets!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 22:53:59 (permalink)
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    I'm almost afraid to ask...what are rooster fries?


    Reminds me of an old joke. Farmer Frankman has a prize, very virle, Rooster named Buddy. Buddy has been doing a great job of keeping all the ladies in the hen house happy and productive. One day Farmer Frankman comes out of the house and sees Buddy lying on his back in the barnyard, feet pointed to the heavens and not moving. Farmer Frankman rushes over to him in a panic! "Buddy, are you OK?". Buddy opens one eye and says, "SHUSH!" and points upward to the female Buzzard circling overhead!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/19 23:10:14 (permalink)
    Next time I visit my daughter in Martin, we head thataway!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/20 10:28:21 (permalink)
    I think a Halloween Trick-Or-Treat BBQ visit may be in order. Do you think we can get him to do some Beef Ribs for our visit?? I love BBQ Beef Ribs !!

    Steve, How does the sausage compare to that done by Louis Muellers (my Favorite), or Blacks BBQ?

    EDIT

    OK After checking with my companion, upon her return from a visit to family in North Carolina, We have locked inNovember 1st as a day trip down to This new Mecca of Texas-Style BBQ and meat creator in Tennessee. It will have to be a day trip for us, but while it will be a "LONG" day, we can do it easily enough. We may even find time to visit the Memorial to Meriwether Lewis on the Natchez Trace, a short distance from Summertown.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/22 10:35:23 (permalink)
    My initial reaction would be suspicion for a place advertising Texas Bar-B-Q in Tennessee. But if Poverty Pete likes it, that is good enough for me. Lots of interesting things on the menu I would love to try, including the smoked balony (their spelling). Three different types of slaw gets my attention, too.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/22 10:44:27 (permalink)
    Cliff
    That's what I thought as well. However I do trust PP's judgement (to a certain extent!!). We will head down there on Nov. 1 to check the place out. PP ordered some 'Beef Ribs' for that day, so I am really looking forward to trying them. We will sample everything we can and photoraph our efforts to share with youse. Better yet, why don't you use a few miles and join us for a day trip?
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/22 18:20:22 (permalink)
    There will be beef ribs on the lunch menu for the day, but I'm not quite sure what they'll be like. I think there's a possibility he may be smoking some slabs of prime rib with the bone attached, rather than just the bones. Either way works for me. If anyone else wants to join us, come on down. However, if you're going to be wanting the beef ribs, I need to know asap, as this will be an off-the-menu special for our party that day.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/26 10:41:30 (permalink)
    OK We are locked and loaded for a day trip next Saturday (Nov.1). The pups are excited about the promise of large beef bones to gnaw on (after the Mayor is finished!). Janet has decided on the many side dishes we will test, and some fruit cider she is looking forward too. For me , I hope to try a bit of everything...and add the Custom Order Beef Ribs to the pile.

    We haven't visited an 'untested' BBQ place in some time, so the camera will be active and the taste-buds ready for a workout. We will bring a cooler to be able to tote home some 'Que if things turn out for the good on this visit. The place is a Butcher Shop as well as a BBQ Pit!!

    Weather looks like Sunny and close to 70 for the day. We'll be out of Louisville about 5am to get to HenPeck Market near Franklin TN by 8:30am or so (coffee stop). Thats where we will meet PP and anyone else in the Nashville area (or elsewhere) who would like to enjoy a good BBQ Lunch. That will put us at Shaffer Farms in time for an 11am lunch. Later that afternoon We will check out the 'Lewis Memorial' not far away on the Natchez Trace on the way back up to Nashville. That's the site of the death of Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Exploration Team. No, He didn't die from eating bad food!!

    Looks like a good agenda for a long day-trip! "Film at Eleven"!! Anyone who would like to join the fun, email PP or me this week for the details!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/26 12:52:50 (permalink)
    I will probably make the trip if the weather is nice. I have not idea where the place is in Franklin, TN.

    Please advise.

    Paul E. smith
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/26 14:03:04 (permalink)
    Paul, you've been to Franklin many times. Shaffer Farms is about a 45 minute drive south of there. I suggest you get a room at Marriott Courtyard on Elm Hill, where you stayed before. If you come on Friday, we'll find someplace good that evening to dine. If you stay until Sunday morning, we might go to Ellendale's for breakfast.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/26 15:02:15 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Poverty Pete

    Paul, you've been to Franklin many times. Shaffer Farms is about a 45 minute drive south of there. I suggest you get a room at Marriott Courtyard on Elm Hill, where you stayed before. If you come on Friday, we'll find someplace good that evening to dine. If you stay until Sunday morning, we might go to Ellendale's for breakfast.


    \You are correct but where is the place we will meet?

    Thanks
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/26 15:07:25 (permalink)
    Hen Peck Market is just off of I-65 (a mile or two) at exit 59... a short distance south of the hotel that PP suggested.

    It is a favorite of the RF folks. I want to see if they have some Blenheim Ginger Ale there...They do have Peach Nehi and some other 'uncommon' soda's. Plus they have a nice deli for a light breakfast snack of some sort. Check out the review on this site for a map. Here's a link to the review and the map. It is very easy to get to from the freeway--
    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=4621

    PAUL, Bring your camera and we get some good RF photos on it with you.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/26 16:03:24 (permalink)
    I just looked at the menu and wow! The prices are so cheap! I hope that everyone that goes has a wonderful time and that the food is great.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/27 02:12:18 (permalink)
    I ate at this place this past summer while visiting my daughter in Franklin, TN. I was not all that impressed with the food or the meat market. I'd rank the food average and the market below par. If you know good TX BBQ, you may be disappointed. I don't mean to rain on the parade and I'll be anxious to read your reports.
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/27 05:01:49 (permalink)
    Al -

    I got your email, I just found out I will have my son that weekend (surprise!!!)

    So I will have to rely on the trip reports. I was looking forward to being there, and breaking bread with yall again and finally getting to meet PP.

    Grrrrr - Women can be so aggravating!!!!!

    Maybe on my way to FLA in 2 weeks I make a run west of my normal track and hit it instead of BBG.


    Arrrrgh - NO SUNDAY or MONDAY hours

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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/27 14:07:45 (permalink)

    Cajun King, We're sorry that the timing isn't good for you. Keep that President's Day weekend (with your Gumbo Cook-Off) Open.

    Foodbme- We'll check the place out closely. Maybe there's been some changes since your visit. PP seldom does wrong in his recommendations regrading food, but he deserves watching!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/27 14:34:25 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Foodbme

    I ate at this place this past summer while visiting my daughter in Franklin, TN. I was not all that impressed with the food or the meat market. I'd rank the food average and the market below par. If you know good TX BBQ, you may be disappointed. I don't mean to rain on the parade and I'll be anxious to read your reports.


    I am disturbed to hear about this as PP has suggested that we try this place and he rated it very high. I am interested to hear more.

    I am looking forward to this trip and I hope that you are mistaken.

    Paul E. smith
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/27 23:28:51 (permalink)

    The date is coming closer... This looks like it will be a nice day to explore a new area. I have heard a rumor that we may have a mystery guest or two, as well. This could be VERY Interesting!
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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/28 00:05:11 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    Later that afternoon We will check out the 'Lewis Memorial' not far away on the Natchez Trace on the way back up to Nashville. That's the site of ... Meriwether Lewis...


    Wait! Lee Meriwether is going to be there? Count me in.

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    RE: Shaffer Farm Tennessee BBQ Meeting 2008/10/28 05:26:00 (permalink)

    "The Price is Right"!!!STEVEKOE, "Come On Down" !!
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