Local Friends

 

 

Local Table
Offers a free farm guide listing to farmers who sell to the Middle Tennessee area.

 

Nashville School Garden Coalition
A group of teachers, parents, community volunteers, and school garden advocates who work together to support school gardens in Nashville.

 

Community Food Advocates
“A movement of farmers, parents, students, persons of faith, community gardeners, and health advocates united by a commitment to the idea that all members of our community should have access to food grown in a way that promotes the health of people, planet, and community.”

 

 

Nashville Grown
A “nonprofit startup aimed at jumpstarting urban agriculture in Nashville by aggregating and distributing locally grown produce to reach larger markets, raising awareness of Nashville’s farmers via innovative and transparent labeling, and working to provide land and training for prospective urban farmers.”

 

 

Hands on Nashville
A volunteer coordination organization with an urban agriculture component. The HON’s Urban Agriculture Program is designed to promote access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods. Programs include: Urban Farm Apprenticeship, Crop City Youth Development Program, Urban Farmer Summer Camp.

 

 

Slow Money Middle Tennessee
“Slow Money Middle Tennessee is dedicated to catalyzing the flow of capital to enterprises that support soil fertility and local food communities in and around Middle Tennessee.”

 

 

Green Door Gourmet
A working farm and local grocery store just a few miles from downtown Nashville. The event barn, The Grange is an excellent meeting and educational space for seminars, workshops, charity events, weddings.

 

 

Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee Second Harvest
Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works with farmers throughout the south, to provide fresh and healthy produce to hungry families, children and seniors throughout our 46 county service area.

 

 


Society of St. Andrews: The Gleaning Network

Do you have a farm, garden or orchard where you have excess produce but do not want it to go to waste? The Society of St. Andrews will send in volunteers to glean the fields and donate the produce locally to those in need. One major area of food waste in America is in farmers’ fields, where crops that don’t meet top-grade quality are left to rot or be plowed under. Contact: Regional Director, Jeannie Hunter 615-878-6134; Program Coordinator, Kelsey Miller 615-878-9233

 

 

 

The Nashville Mobile Market
It is a social enterprise program “aimed at providing sustainable source of healthy foods in limited access settings, evaluating the impact of offering a solution to the physical, financial, and educational market failures in the food deserts in Nashville, educating students about community development techniques that can provide cooperative solutions between academia and community and providing a much-needed service to certain parts of the Nashville community and society at large, in order to engage the community through Vanderbilt’s resources”.

 

 

Regional and National Friends

 

 

Tennessee Organic Growers Association Association
TOGA is geared towards providing research and support to organic farmers and gardeners as well as educating the public on the benefits of supporting local food systems.

 

 

Southern Sustainable Working Group
Southern SAWG is a Non-profit founded to “empower and inspire farmers, individuals, and communities in the South to create an agricultural system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane.”