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.
Will it be so? Will the season really change from frigid cold, blustery winds, and gray days to sunshine, warmer temps, and that hard to define but totally recognizable spring day? We're having a teaser today with temperatures in the mid60s, and even the birds' singing has changed pitch. The horses are just running in the pasture, and a hawk flew overhead this morning carrying nesting materials into a tree - so it must be happening. All of us - people and animals alike - are feeling the need for vitamin D and the touch of warmth on our skin.
Fruits and vegetables have been in the public eye for years because of their nutritional benefits. What is it about these plant-based products that give us positive health outcomes? In addition to the vitamins and minerals they provide, researchers have been making advancements to find more answers. What they are discovering is that plant- based foods are high in phytochemicals; (pronounced "fight-o-chemicals"). Phytochemicals were unknown until a few years ago, but their discovery is recognized as being as important to that of vitamins. These non-nutritive, plant- based chemicals give fruits and vegetables their flavor, odor, and color.
What's the difference between an herb and a weed? According to Lisa Bedner, "A weed is an herb that is growing in the wrong place and you haven't figured out what to do with it yet." A certified medical herbalist and member of the Native American Teehahnahmah nation, Lisa is the owner and operator of Pipsissewa Herbs, specializing in medicinal herbs and native species. She lives on and takes care of the farm with her husband and helpmate, Stephen. Flourishing in spring and summer, Pipsissewa Herbs features several beautiful display gardens and production herb beds. The farm is part of Cherokee Medicine Woods, a historically rich source of herbal plants where Native Americans foraged for medicinal herbs in times past. "A lot of the things I grow and sell are comparatively rare. I get people that will come from up to 500 miles away for plant material,"
Latest entries:March 11, 2014 The temple bell stopsBut we hear it echoing in the flowersBashoBy all accounts, Frances Blount Molpus lived the typical life of a Southern lady. After meeting her husband, Richard, she picked up a lively pace, aiding him in the family business, raising 4 children and managing the endless tasks of church, school and community...February 16, 2014 I'd look out my window and see that dirty pair of boots in the yard.But my happiness depends so much on wearing those boots. Jimmy Santiago BacaWe received a party favor from the winter vortex...
Latest entries:Not so simple. by CherSometimes when I tell folks, especially city-dwellers engaged in the fast-paced 9 to 5 ditty, that my husband and I live on a farm in the middle of nowhere and try to live sustainably, homestead, raise our own...Right now :: a quick dip by CherCan you believe it? We actually went swimming. Well, maybe I shouldn’t say swimming necessarily, because that normally implies a length of time spent in the water. So I’ll just say the family took a quick...
Hungry at HeartSome friends and I decided to start doing themed dinner parties each month. This month’s theme was “Thai,” and I volunteered to make the main course. I’ve made a few Thai-inspired dishes before, such as this Thai Black Rice Salad, which could be a main dish, but never a main main dish. I...So, How's It Taste?Oh bacon, can it get any better? Yes, yes it can! Coat strips of bacon in whiskey, brown sugar, and spices to make a quick barbecue sauce, and you have a bacon masterpiece folks. I was thumbing through the bacon issue from Food Network magazine a few months ago and instantly stopped when I saw […]Copyright © 2009-2014 So,...Lesley EatsThere are a lot of great tasting events held in Nashville every year, but one of my very favorites is Generous Helpings. Not only because it benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s Middle Tennessee?s Table (their prepared...
We visit Grandaddy's Farm for agri-tourism fun for the family. Then we take a look at home business that brews kombucha tea. And finally we learn about living green through running...
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