2016 Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) and Community Economic Development (CED) Newsletter

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Winter Market at the Smith Trahern Mansion:
Open each Friday at Smith Trahern Mansion, Home of Family and Community Education, “Life Skills Learning Center” 101 McClure Street, Clarksville, TN.
If you are interested/need more information please contact Barbara Beeman 931-801-0822/Sandy Wright 931-320-8294/Martha Pile 931-648-5725.

The Volunteer coordinator is Barbara Brown assisted by Mansion Director Debby Johnson. The market will officially open October 23, 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m and continue each FRIDAY until mid-May.

We ask that you have a 6 foot table space/$5 area to allow, so where everyone that wants to participate to find a place. The mansion will be open for you by 8:10 and you set up and clean up after each market day. If you come week after week we try an assure you the same space and we ask that you be there early/8:10. We ask new participants to come at 8:45 so that we can then fill in the spaces with these vendors.

Pick Tennessee Farm and Restaurant Alliance:
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proud to offer the Pick Tennessee Products Farm and Restaurant Alliance. This program is designed to foster relationships between Tennessee’s food service operations and Tennessee farmers. The Pick Tennessee Products campaign has been connecting consumers with farmers since 1986. – See more at: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/topic/restaurant#sthash.OCZhQd9A.dpuf or contact TDA Processed & Gourmet Foods Marketing Specialist Linda Shelton at 615-837-5345 or linda.shelton@tn.gov.

Community Supported Agriculture Resources:
This method of selling farm produce relies on customers who, by purchasing a “share”, support the farm through the year and in return get a generous box of veggies through the summer. Participating in a CSA is a great way to enjoy the bounty of farm fresh produce for a whole summer harvest season. More than just getting a good deal on pesticide-free produce, you are investing into our small family owned natural farm. You support our family and help further a chemical and GMO free world.

Paradise Produce Farm http://www.paradiseproducefarm.com
Phone: 615-476-9203
Email: paradiseproducefarms@gmail.com

2016 CSA from The Food Initiative http://www.thefoodinitiative.org/home.html
Now accepting applications for their summer youth program and CSA boxes.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. You can call at 931-905-6998 or email at info@thefoodinitiative.org.

Mean Dean Produce, Dean Griffy
3328 Lylewood Road
Woodlawn, TN 37191 (Montgomery County)
Phone: (931) 802-3581 (931) 906-2950
Method of Sale: Community Supported Agriculture, Farmers Markets: Clarksville downtown & L&N train station

Green Door Gourmet
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209 (Davidson County)
Phone: (615) 942-7169
E-mail: info@greendoorgourmet.com
Web: http://www.greendoorgourmet.com
Method of Sale: Wholesale, Retail, Pick Your Own, On Farm Sales, Foodservice / Restaurant, Community Supported Agriculture, Farmers Markets

Broken Point Farm
2951 Chapel Hill Rd, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
We are a small organic farm in Clarksville TN selling home grown produce.
Phone: 931-387-4071
Email: sally.schiller@gmail.com