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The Only Local Guide To Food And Farms In Middle Tennessee - Summer 2016
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Celebrating The People Who Bring Us Homegrown Food From Tennessee Farms
Welcome to Local Table Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat.
Welcome to Local Table
Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat.

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Bountiful Summertime!
Cover illustration by Duncan Ragsdale
What a year it has been so far! There was so much happening around me that I even contemplated not planting my veggie garden this year. It just seemed like a project to big for me to handle. In thinking about what I should do, I realized gardening was exactly what I needed. The miracle of seeds sprouting and eventually bearing beans or squash or an incredible tomato was too much to let go. I knew I would regret a decision not to plant. So, at this very moment there are trays of tomato plants, peppers and a box full of seeds waiting to get to the garden! More
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Some Like It Hot - Ousley Ouch puts a spicey spin on local salsa New
It’s hard to believe in a city now nationally renowned for its hot chicken, but when Ric Ousley and his sister moved to Nashville from Mississippi 20 years ago, they couldn’t find any salsa they considered hot enough. So they decided to make their own. “We went to the store and started looking at ingredients, and thought, ‘Hey, we can make this,’ ” Ric recalls. They had grown up barbecuing and playing around with recipes, so he figured it wouldn’t be too hard to create the spicy salsa he was seeking. That wasn’t the case. “We couldn’t eat the first batch,” he says, laughing. “We like hot, but it was way, way too hot.” After some trial and error, they created a more palatable salsa. “Herbs and spices are the secret ingredient,” he says. “There’s a balance to getting that heat level and flavor.” More

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Farm To Table Restaurant Guide
Our readers have requested we publish a farm-to-table restaurant guide. So, kicking off with the spring issue, we are excited to include the new Farm-to-Table Restaurant Guide highlighting the restaurants committed to using local and seasonal ingredients. Restaurants are invited to become a part of the guide by emailing menu@localtable.net. Please support these Middle Tennessee restaurants with your dollars. Restaurants and eateries sourcing local food have made a serious commitment to our local food shed. And, don't forget to mention Local Table when making reservations! More

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A Guide To Food And Farming
We want to make it easier to find healthier, and tastier food for you and your family. We offer easy and varied choices. You can choose catagories like farmers markets, wineries, retailers, or products, or select counties, or search the whole database. You can even combine a leisure day trip in our beautiful countryside with a gourmet destination. We hope you can use the guide, along with the magazine, as a resource to the agricultural bounties of Middle Tennessee.

We are looking for farmers growing crops, or anyone we may have missed. If you are not included in this guide and would like to make sure your farm, farmers market or retail operation is listed in the future, please get in touch. You can call Lisa at 1-615-677-6645 or lisa@localtable.net or use our online form.
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We have two new ways to help our readers find you! Both plans guarantee your farm will be listed in all four issues of Local Table Magazine and more. Click here for more info and to sign up or you can call Lisa at 1-615-677-6645 or email lisa@localtable.net. Not part of the farm guide yet? Use this online form to sign up.
Farm To Table Resaurant Guide Application →
We hope you can join the Local Table community and help our readers find you! There are a lot of restaurants claiming to use local producers, but we want to show our readers the restaurants and artisan producers they can depend on for sourcing locally. I'd be happy to send you a listing form if you're interested. You can call Lisa at 1-615-677-6645 or lisa@localtable.net.

We hope you can use this website, along with the magazine, as a resource to the agricultural bounties of Middle Tennessee. Please feel free to keep in touch with us to pass along news you feel may be of interest to others, recipes, or comments to make Local Table a better place to meet. Thanks for joining us at Local Table.

We make no guarantee as to the quality of any produce or product from a farm or to anybodies growing practices. We're only providing a guide to local farms and invite you to find your favorite.

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