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 email@example.com or use our online form.
Mother Nature has teased us all winter long by sneaking in spring-like days between days of below-freezing temps and blustery, gray days. It's nearly official - spring is here. Even as I write this in mid-February, many of the daffodils are blooming and the trees are starting to bud. It's the most hopeful time of the year for farmers and gardeners as evenings are filled with poring over seed catalogs and dreaming of the garden to be! So far, there have been no pests, late freezes, floods, straight-line winds, or drought - it's all looking good from here! |More...|Where Can I Find Local Table In My Area?
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As pointed out in a recent article written by Stephen Ornes ("What the Cow Eats"), local grass-fed beef has many economic and environmental benefits for everyone from local farmers and consumers to local ecosystems and communities. It is important also note that grass-fed beef is actually different from grain-fed beef on a nutritional level. These differences have been examined by many evidence-based research studies and the findings are consistent.
Near the small community of Coble, Tennessee, the Lingo family spent the winter gearing up for the sixth growing season at Beaverdam Creek Farm. Just over five years ago, the 72-acre piece of land along Sulphur Creek Road in western Hickman County was nothing more than woodlands and pastures. Today a handful of dedicated farmers with a focus on faith, family, and sustainable growing practices have turned the land into a thriving community- supported farm that feeds people across the mid-state with good food grown the proper way.
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On Live Green Tennessee we travel to Calfkiller Brewing Company in Sparta, TN, where the Sergio Brothers are handcrafting select beers. Then we traveled to Shelby Brook Farms to take a look at a "Farm-to-Fork" program. And then it's on to East Tennessee, to witness a "Seed-to-Table" program that's educating the public on the benefits of eating organically. |View Larger|
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