Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat.
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.
MoreWe 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 fast year it has been - I can't believe the mornings are already cool, the grass is covered in dew, and the pumpkins in my patch are turning orange! It's hard to say, but I think the fall may just be the busiest time of year in Middle Tennessee. The options are nearly endless - fall harvest festivals including Homestead's Apple Festival; the National Banana Pudding Festival; Goats, Music, 'n More; Southern Fried Fest; Music, Molasses, and More; Granville's Scarecrow Walk; Made in Nashville; Allardt's Pumpkin Festival; and so much more! You can watch horse-powered sorghum mills in action at some of the local Amish and Mennonite communities, go apple-picking throughout the area, and enjoy dozens of pumpkin patches and fall farm festivities.
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Growing up in rural Alabama, I enjoyed the Southern harvest each season produced. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It brings relief from the stifling summer heat, but more importantly, it yields fresh muscadine grapes from Meemaw and Pawpaw's backyard. The dark purple fruit grows along a woven vine next to their tattered red barn. Many great childhood memories involved those sweet vines: my first, not-so-sweet yellow jacket sting while in Pawpaw's sturdy arms, learning to make muscadine jam with Meemaw in her cozy kitchen, and the precious playtime with cousins who, like myself, have grown up and journeyed away from that idyllic place in time.
A fondness for goats and a passion for agriculture keep Noble Springs Dairyâ€™s Dustin and Justyne Noble busy on their 233-acre farm in Franklin, TN. A grade-A goat dairy and creamery, Noble Springs produces a variety of all-natural farmstead goat cheeses and other products from their high-quality goat milk. Around 150 goats roam their hills and valleys, and these young entrepreneurs hold a commitment to quality in both the process and products of their dairy farm, which was licensed in 2009. A devotion to those curious animals sealed the deal in the beginning for the owners of this successful and growing dairy business. Dustin and Justyne met in 2003 at a goat show in Iowa, each of them showing goats they had raised since childhood.
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