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The Only Local Guide To Food And Farms In Middle Tennessee - Fall 2016
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Celebrating The People Who Bring Us Homegrown Food From Tennessee Farms
Welcome to Local Table Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat.
Welcome to Local Table
Our goal is to support a community that celebrates every meal and is thoughtful about where we live and how we eat.

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Hitting the Harvest Trail
Cover photo by Martin Cherry
Welcome to 9th anniversary issue of Local Table! Thanks to our readers and amazing family of advertisers, we have accomplished a truly incredible feat.We survived the economic meltdown, as well as the cries of “Print is dead.” It’s not easy, but we are still here and excited to share what’s happening in our local food community. We definitely have reason to celebrate the harvest this season. Our readers enjoy the stories of our local farmers, artisan producers and eateries. We also like to share the unique stores of our historic, rural communities. Tennessee is historically an agricultural-based state and that is one of the reasons our metro areas are surrounded by such beautiful green spaces, as well as some of the cleanest, clearest waterways, rivers and lakes. More
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Gentry's Farm A Farm For The Centuries And For The Community New
Each fall, Gentry’s Farm, in the gently rolling hills beside Gentry Lake and the Harpeth River in Franklin, Tennessee, celebrates all the harvest has to offer by inviting the public to visit. This invitation is both the culmination of the growing season and an annual renewal of commitment to running this Tennessee Century Farm* by Allen and Cindy Gentry and their son, Jase, and it allows the family to share with the community the land they are blessed to responsibly work. Although the products and management of the land have changed over the centuries—e.g. it has gone from a dairy to a beef herd and from the family growing cotton crops to them renting to tenant farmers for about 75 years—Gentry’s Farm has remained a productive open space since 1812. In 1975, the Gentry family moved back to the main house and returned to working the land. In recent years the farm has diversified to include pick-your-own pumpkins and growing hay, as well as raising beef cattle. Everything grown and raised is sold directly to consumers and is in demand. Decisions are made based on “what the family can handle…keeping it simple and out of debt,” says Allen. It’s a bustling and rewarding life, and by opening their land in a few different ways throughout the year, they can provide a way for people to “make a memory of a lifetime,” says Cindy. More

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Farm To Table Restaurant Guide
Our readers have requested we publish a farm-to-table restaurant guide. So, kicking off with the spring issue, we are excited to include the new Farm-to-Table Restaurant Guide highlighting the restaurants committed to using local and seasonal ingredients. Restaurants are invited to become a part of the guide by emailing menu@localtable.net. Please support these Middle Tennessee restaurants with your dollars. Restaurants and eateries sourcing local food have made a serious commitment to our local food shed. And, don't forget to mention Local Table when making reservations! More

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A Guide To Food And Farming
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.

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 lisa@localtable.net or use our online form.
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We have two new ways to help our readers find you! Both plans guarantee your farm will be listed in all four issues of Local Table Magazine and more. Click here for more info and to sign up or you can call Lisa at 1-615-677-6645 or email lisa@localtable.net. Not part of the farm guide yet? Use this online form to sign up.
Farm To Table Resaurant Guide Application →
We hope you can join the Local Table community and help our readers find you! There are a lot of restaurants claiming to use local producers, but we want to show our readers the restaurants and artisan producers they can depend on for sourcing locally. I'd be happy to send you a listing form if you're interested. You can call Lisa at 1-615-677-6645 or lisa@localtable.net.

We hope you can use this website, along with the magazine, as a resource to the agricultural bounties of Middle Tennessee. Please feel free to keep in touch with us to pass along news you feel may be of interest to others, recipes, or comments to make Local Table a better place to meet. Thanks for joining us at Local Table.

We make no guarantee as to the quality of any produce or product from a farm or to anybodies growing practices. We're only providing a guide to local farms and invite you to find your favorite.

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