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Our Story


Double L Farms was founded by Charley Layman, who grew up in rural East Tennessee where farming played a significant role in the lives of his family and the community. The Great Smoky Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for the lush pastures of our East Tennessee home. Double L Farms was started to help reverse the direction that the American food system is headed, and after seeing the struggles of the local farmers and the negative impact the now idle farms are having on the local economy. The decision was made to do something to help.

Purchasing the farm in 2018 was the first step in making a difference and giving back to the community we grew up in. Our farm is a place where our cattle can enjoy the green grass of the pastures along the Nolichucky River. Double L Farms will supply the highest quality, flavorful, and nutritious locally raised grass-fed beef to food service distributors, restaurants, grocery stores, and other retail businesses. We are a family-owned business with a focus on our customers and not on stockholders. We are passionate about giving back to our East Tennessee communities.

Our Vision

To make a difference in people’s lives by becoming the leading supplier of naturally delicious, locally raised grass-fed beef on the market through our pursuit of protecting the land, respecting our cattle and improving people’s health.

Core Values


We create lasting relationships with our customers and our employees. Treat others like you would like to be treated. Simple statement… Amazing results!

Safety First

We constantly manage safety and look for ways to improve.

Walk the Talk

Prove our commitment to our customers and employees through our actions.


Understand our customers’ changing expectations and be flexible.

Constantly Improve

Invest in people, seek out industry best practices and provide a reasonable return on investment.