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The Only Local Guide To Food And Farms In Middle Tennessee - Spring 2017
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  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    Celebration of Craft at the Appalachian Center for Craft

    10 a.m.-5 p.m.Appalachian Center for Craft, 1560 Craft Center Dr., Smithville

    FREE! Open house at the Appalachian Center for Craft's campus in Smithville, Tennessee.

    • Live music!
    • Narrated fine craft demonstrations
    • Hands-on craft activities for kids
    • Discounts in the retail sales gallery
    • Sales of fine craft by the student Visual Art Society
    • Family-fun for everyone!
  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017

    Biodynamic Workshops

    1-4 p.m.Long Hungry Creek Farm, 2250 Heady Ridge Road, Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150

    Biodynamic Workshop Barefoot Farm Series

    Join us the first Sunday of April, June and August of 2017 for Biodynamic workshops with Jeff Poppen, the grandfather of Biodynamic Farming & Gardening in the Southeast.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Composting
    • Plowing
    • Spring Gardening
    • Soil Health
    • Cold Frames
    • Orchards
    • Berries
    • Transplanting
    • Cultivation
    • Summer Gardening
    • Mulching
    • Companion Planting
    • Insects
    • Fungi
    • Moisture
    • Harvesting
    • Flowers
    • Pastures
    • Animals
    • Trellising
    • Successive Planting
    • Cover Crops
    • Fall Gardening
    • Infrastructure
    • Minerals
    • Storage
    • Forests
    • Seed Saving
    • Overwintering
    • Plus hands-on work with horn manure, horn silica, the compost preparations, barrel compost and horsetail

    Transplants, handouts and preparations will be provided to take home with you! 

    We are only accepting a limited number of participants, so please purchase your ticket now so you are guaranteed a spot! Each workshop is $30, but if you purchase a ticket to all three, they end up being $25.

    You can call or email to make your reservation and mail a check. Please either email info@barefootfarmer.com, or call Kristina Rossi at 678-787-0935.

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017

    Upper Cumberland Wine Festival

    12 noon-5 p.m.Historic Granville, TN

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    The Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, along with the wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail and Historic Granville announced today the inaugural Upper Cumberland Wine Festival is set to take place April 9, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The first of its kind for the region, the event will offer tastings, live jazz and blues music performed by Lynn Beal Trio, food, and festivities centered around the gazebo and surrounding grounds of Historic Granville.

    Tickets for the festival are $20 onsite and $15 in advance. Admission includes wine tastings at each of the winery booths and a complimentary souvenir wine glass. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. Wine will be on the sale at each winery booth.

    The festival will coincide with the launch of Historic Granville’s 2016 Summer Season, presenting special exhibits at the Homestead and Museum highlighting the challenges of rural life in the 1930’s. Granville’s 4th Genealogy Festival will feature the Carter Family.

    Guests will have the opportunity to stroll through Historic Granville to visit the Antique Car Show, Sutton Homestead, Granville Museum; Old Time Craftsmen in Pioneer Village; Craft Booths; gift & antiques stores and of course, Sutton General Store will be offering attendees their famous southern cooking. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. and the 8th Anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour begins at 6 p.m.

    The eight wineries of the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail include Cellar 53, Chestnut Hill, DelMonaco, Highland Manor, Holly Ridge, Northfield Vineyards, Red Barn, and Stonehaus.

    Tickets will go on sale in March and will be available at each of the wineries and Granville Sutton General Store. Photo ID required for entry - no exceptions. Tickets are non-refundable. Event will take place, rain or shine. No coolers or outside food/drinks allowed.
    - See more at: http://granville-tn.com/festivals-events/upper-cumberland-wine-festival#sthash.BDFjNdsV.dpuf

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017

    4-H 4K Race in Murfreesboro

    8:30 amRutherford County Extension Office, Murfreesboro, TN

    Serving as a fundraiser for the Rutherford County 4-H Endowment Fund, the unique race features a combination road and cross-country course and will serve as the kick-off for the Adventures in Ag Day planned for the Rutherford County Extension office. The race is sponsored by 4-H Clubs of Rutherford County and Revolution Health Center.

    The 4-H 4K course will weave through the vineyards and orchards at the extension office before passing the pond and horse arena.

    After the race, the public can enjoy the events associated with the Adventures in Ag Day. The day will feature interactive exhibits showcasing local providers as well as demonstrations of agricultural tools and techniques.

    Runners can register on-line or by mail. Online registration is available at www.active.com and race forms can also be found at the Rutherford County Extension office or at www.Rutherford.Tennessee.edu.

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017

    Perennial Plant Sale

    9:00 amTennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville

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    Make Your Garden Spectacular—and Support a Worthy Cause

    The Mid-Tenn. Perennial Plant Society will once again offer you the most beautiful, most diverse, and healthiest garden plants in Tennessee at The PPS Plant Sale. The annual event supports local scholarships for Tennessee horticulture students and monthly gardening programs at Cheekwood, which are open to the public.

    Looking for usual plants? The PPS plant sale offers newly released and hard-to-find perennials from top local nurseries.  For a complete list of plants, visit www.ppsmt.org and click on the “Plant Sale” tab.

    Selection isn’t the only reason to come to the sale. Prices are as low as many big box stores. And quality is much higher since all plants come from local, handpicked growers. Admission to the sale is free; Metro charges $5 for parking.

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017

    Earth Day Market in Sparta

    10 a.m.-4 p.m.221 W. Turntable Rd., Sparta, TN

    This is our annual fund raiser for clean water projects. Area vendors and musicians participate in this event. We invite you to come and be a part of our market. We are growing every year! We have unique gifts, reused and re purposed items, hand made crafts, gorgeous jewelry, great food and music. You can call Tammy at 931-837-6591 for more information.

     

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017

    Eaton's Creek Annual Plant Sale

    8:30-3:30p.m.The Turnip Truck, 700 Woodland St., Nashville

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    Organically grown vegetable and herb starts, including heirloom tomatoes and peppers.

    One day sale only.

    http://ecorganics.net

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Herb & Craft Fair

    First Unitarian Church of Nashville, 1808 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville

    Top-quality plants for spring, including perennial and annual herbs, heirloom tomato plants, native plants and companion plants.

    https://www.thefuun.org/herb-craft-fair/

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Spring Family Farm Day @ Glen Leven Farm

    Glen Leven Farm, Nashville

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  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    Spring Open House-Growild Native Plant Festival

    Growild, 7190 Hill Hughes Rd., Fairview

    Perennials and wildflowers, trees and shrubs, ferns, vines and all things wild. All plants discounted 10%. Mule team and wagon rides, live music and more.growild

    www.growildinc.com

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    Nashville Natives Spring Plant Sale

    7443 Liberty Rd., Fairview

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    Selection of native wildflowers with a special emphasis on host and nectar plants for butterflies and hummingbirds.

    http://www.nashvillenatives.com

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    Montgomery County Master Gardeners Spring Plant sale

    Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library

    Sale includes mainly perennial plants and small trees grown in Master Gardener gardens.

    http://www.montgomerycountymastergardenersassociation.com

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    Putnam County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

    Putnam County Fairgrounds, Cookeville

    Choose from hundreds of varieties of high quality, Master Gardener-raised vegetables, herbs, perennials and annuals.

    http://www.pemgtnplantsale.com

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    Herb Society of Nashville Annual Herb & Plant Sale

    9:00 amTennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville

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    Thousands of familiar and hard to find herbs, with HSN members on site to answer questions. Come early!

    http://www.herbsocietynashville.org

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017

    National Cornbread Festival

    All DaySouth Pittsfield, TN

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    The makers of Lodge cast iron skillets and other products invite their fans to their hometown to celebrate that most Southern of baked goods, cornbread. In addition to a weekend of corny events, the festival also includes the finals of the vaunted Martha White National Cornbread Cook-Off where you can watch amateur chefs compete for cash and prizes while cooking up their favorite recipes

    http://nationalcornbread.com/

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017

    Cornbread & Moonshine Festival

    all dayHistoric Granville, TN - Pioneer Village
    Cornbread cook off; meal with cornbread, pintos and greens; moonshine base; old time moonshiners; live music and more!
  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017

    Middle TN Hosta Society's Annual Hosta Sale

    Maryland Farms YWCA, Brentwood

    Featuring more than 200 varieties of member-grown hostas.

    http://www.mths-hosta.com/

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017

    Davidson County Master Gardeners Urban Gardening Festival

    10:00 amDemo Garden, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville

    The public is invited to learn more about a wide variety of gardening methods while also engaging with local artisans and growers.

    https://mgofdc.wildapricot.org/ugf

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017

    Nashville Wine and Food Festival

    Noon-4 p.m.Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park: 600 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville,

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    The fourth annual Nashville Wine and Food Festival features wine and food villages where attendees can sample products from wineries, breweries, restaurants and local food artisans as well as educational seminars from sommeliers and chefs. There’s also a cigar lounge for those who enjoy a nice stogie.

    Tickets http://thenashwineandfoodfestival.com/

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017

    Williamson County Master Gardeners Annual Garden Fair

    Ag-Expo Park, Franklin

    Perennials, annuals and native plants. Artisan crafts and gifts.

    http://www.wcmga.net/fundraisers

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017

    Red Boiling Springs Folk Medicine Festival

    9 a.m.-5 p.m.Downtown Red Boiling Springs

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    The goal of the Red Boiling Springs Folk Medicine Festival is pass on knowledge, skills and traditions that ensure the survival of folk activities; from old time medicine and natural healing arts to arts and crafts that demonstrate the traditional, handmade way of not only creating art but useful housefold items.

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017

    Taste of Music City

    5-9 p.m.Downtown Nashville, Public Square Park, Nashville

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    One of Nashville’s largest food and drink events is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the biggest all-inclusive tasting session yet covering downtown’s Public Square Park. Multiple tents will house chefs and restaurants offering delicious samples of their fabulous fare, and wine, beer and cocktails will also be available to wash it all down. For a lovely summer evening of food and fun, don’t miss the Taste of Music City!

    Tickets http://www.tasteofmusiccity.com/

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    Middle Tennessee Iris Society Annual Sale

    Ellington Agricultural Center, Ed Jones Auditorium, Nashville

    The sale takes place in early July, since this is the best time to divide irises. Tons of beautiful cultivars and modern varieties, as well as a limited selection of historic irises.