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.
A Winter Note
It's 3 degrees outside and everyone is cold. The goats are staying in the barn eating lots of hay and I'm also giving them warm water with sorghum - they literally suck it down. January and February in Middle Tennessee is not as much a time of rest as you think. For farmers and gardeners, it's preparing the land for spring, pruning, composting, ordering seeds and making plans for the 'best garden' to date! |More...|
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.
Ever wonder what small changes you could make to raise a healthier family? After becoming a parent, I found it more important than ever to find new and interesting ways to keep my family healthy. One easy step toward health was to grow my own fresh herbs. Nearly every kitchen window holds the power to grow an abundance of sweet, savory, and aromatic herbs to complement any meal and help your family kick the salt shaker to the curb.
The Tennessee Century Farms program is about more than just farmland; it's about history, people, and a legacy that spans generations and families across our state. According to Tennessee Century Farms Director Caneta Hankins, the program was formed in 1975 in order to recognize and document farms that have been within the same family, and had continuous agricultural production, for at least 100 years. "These farms are among the most historic places in Tennessee," says Hankins. "Many of them even predate statehood. Some of them were in operation when the Native Americans still farmed the land alongside them. They certainly contribute to the economy, culture, and the aesthetics in every county where they are located."
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