Gretchen Bates discovers a unique little barbecue restaurant in Summertown with a taste as big as Texas.
Restaurant Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm. The on-site butcher shop hours are Monday thru Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday/Saturday 8am-6pm. In addition to a wide variety of meats for sale, Shaffer Farms offers custom meat processing services.
Gretchen Bates joined Tennessee Crossroads in 2007 but had her first appearance on the show in 1991 when her community, The Farm, was featured on the show. Though born and raised in Lewis County, Gretchen left Tennessee to move to New York City and pursue a career in theatre. Highlights from her time in New York City include two summers at the Chautauqua Theatre, working with the Circe du Soleil, and seeing every show on Broadway. After six years on the stage in New York City, Gretchen returned home to Tennessee.