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, CSAs, farm stands, or by product, and
you can 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.
The term CSA refers to
community supported agriculture. Many farms have developed CSA programs to help
make it simple for consumers to get their hands on
locally grown, often organic foodstuff. The money paid
by consumers to take part in the programs also helps
support the farms and make farming a more viable way to
make a living.
Our Farmers' Markets offer
I wide variety of ways to enjoy our local produce and
other goods. They can very widely in the rules they
follow, some require local growers, some allow goods
to be brought in from anywhere. They can range from a
few tents in a wide place in the road to a modern
pavilion with restaurants and other attractions.
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!
Middle Tennessee has a rich and diverse community of folks creating
unique, one of a kind artisanal food products. Many are family
businesses using family recipes, or have an idea to make a product they
are proud to share with their community.
Tennessee is growing by leaps and bounds. A new grocery chain seems to
be coming to town every few months. However, there are a few folks out
there who still run a small, neighborhood and/or specialty store. Some
focus on local producers and locally made artisan goods, while others
are farm stores which have grown to include not only their own products,
but those of other farms and producers. These jewels of their community
are worth the effort to support.
We are lucky to have so many non profit organizations helping make our
community healthier for all us. Looking for a place to volunteer?
Wondering where to make a donation? Check out this list of local groups
making the world a better place.
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