Local Table is dedicated to celebrating the small farmers and other folks who bring us homegrown food from Tennessee farms. Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat. When we eat locally raised food, we can literally ensure the continuation of the family farm, protect our rural green spaces and support a food system that brings a steady supply of fresh, healthy foods to our towns and cities.
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. |More|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 firstname.lastname@example.org or use our online form.
What a crazy summer we've had - hot, humid, gray days mixed with picture-perfect blue skies, and of course, lots of rain. This has been a challenge for some crops, like squashes and tomatoes, and a boon to others - specially fruit. Regardless, our harvest bounty is overflowing and I'm really looking forward to winter squashes, greens, and apples! |More...|Where Can I Find Local Table In My Area?
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At first glance, it might seem that two of Nashville's most happening spots have nothing in common: One staked its claim at the cityâ€™s western horizons just one year ago; the other is an established East Nashville pioneer. One menu offers a fresh twist on Southern favorites; the other features French fine dining. One started out as a music venue with food before their neighbors started bringing their kids to dinner; the other had practically established its identity before its doors even opened.
"Up at the crack of dawn with my apple-picking basket in hand, I vividly remember running out to meet my grandfather under the old apple tree in his backyard. After filling my basket to the rim, I would proudly deliver my morning pickings to my grandmother who was always waiting by the door with her applesauce press in hand?" Some of my most cherished childhood memories begin with a scenario similar to the one above. Aside from delicious applesauce, my grandparents were known countywide for their infamous homemade apple pies, dumplings, and cakes. What was their secret? According to my grandmother, the secret was simple-knowing how to pick the perfect apple.
Like asparagus in the springtime, apples are a sure sign that autumn is near. Leon and Edwina Boyd know that all too well. The couple started Hurricane Hollow Apple Orchard in Putnam County in 1989 after Leon retired from the Singer Sewing Company in Murfreesboro. Why apples? "I guess my mother had a big influence on that," Leon explains. "She always wanted an apple orchard and always had apples for us children. I guess it just stuck with me." His roots also had an influence on the name of the orchard. "Hurricane Hollow was the area Leon grew up in, about a half mile from our orchard today," says Edwina. "Back then, old timers used the word 'hurricane' instead of 'tornado,' and they were known to happen in these parts."
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We introduce you to Nigerian Dwarf Goats in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Then we discover a hidden Poultry Hatchery in Middle Tennessee that produces thousands of chickens monthly. And finally we learn about a budding popular livestock industry in Tennessee. |View Larger|
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