CSA's

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.

Farm To Table Restaurants

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!

Farmers' Markets

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.

Local Artisan Producers

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.

Local Grocers & Farm Stores

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.

Resources & Organizations

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.

Search by County

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.

Ginger - Nature's Buried Treasure

Haley Turner

Ginger has long been used as a remedy for illness from nausea relief and arthritis to migraines and high blood pressure Traditional Chinese Medicine uses ginger as a warming food to counteract general cold or dampness in a person which corresponds to sickness or slow digestion Personal experience...

VIDEO - Greener Roots Farm

Jeffrey Orkin

We had to make sure we weren 39 t coming in from another farm we had to clean off our shoes with water and it was all worth it This magnificent greenhouse can be fully controlled by a cell phone and Jeffrey Orkin tells us everything about it With 14 different types of lettuces fish tanks and the...

VIDEO - The Nashville Food Project

Teri Sloan

Bringing people together to grow cook and share nourishing food with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city This is the mission of the Nashville Food Project We 39 re honored to share their story and take you inside their brand new building located in the Nations...

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese

Anne Ross

On a Saturday morning visit to Kenny and Beverly Mattingly 39 s dairy farm there is nothing approaching a dull moment Kenny is able to cut the curds in his 300 gallon milk vat assist customers confer with his son about a cow in heat that needs to be bred and describe his cheesemaking operation all...

2019 James Beard Nominee, Margot McCormack - Meet My Farmers

Owner Chef Margot Cafe Bar and Marche Nashville A Nashville native Margot returned in 1995 to Nashville from New York City to find her voice in the local restaurant community Upon her return local restaurateur Jody Faison introduced her to the work and mission of chef Alice Waters Now one of the...