December 2-4 2016 | Tennessee State University’s Downtown Avon Williams Campus

($125 includes meals & all workshops)

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Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit is December 2-4, 2016 and will be held at Tennessee State University‘s downtown Avon Williams Campus.

Sponsored by Barefoot Farmer, LLC and TSU, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season.


The kickoff for the 5th annual conference will begin on Friday, December 2nd with in-depth workshops and chef-prepared, locally grown delicious meals.

A full day of workshops will be offered on Saturday, December 3rd from 8am to 5pm. Preliminary plans include:

Backyard and community gardening
Business models and economic
Online Marketing
Famous local chefs offering classes and demonstrations.
❧ Effects of agriculture on the environment

Sunday, December 4th, there will be a tour of a local farm.



Learn how to grow your own food, where local food is available, how to use it, and why it is healthier.

Explore how local food can provide jobs while improving the care of our Tennessee lands and waters.

Join us in our mission of promoting the production and consumption of healthy local food.

Please visit the Schedule page for additional information.