Third Annual Tennessee Local Food Summit Scheduled

Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and many farmers, educators, chefs and retailers are working to make this a reality once again. Scheduled for Saturday, December 7, The Tennessee Local Food Summit, is helping to foster this change. In addition to a full-day of educational workshops and networking, many of Nashville’s best chefs will contribute dishes for a delicious, locally grown organic lunch and supper.  This year’s event will be held at Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville.

Workshops will begin run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with sessions on backyard gardening, urban homesteading, permaculture, health, school and community gardens, food deserts and political issues. Speakers confirmed to date include: farmers Susana Lein of Salamander Springs Farm and Paul Entwistle of Red Springs Family Farm; Trevecca’s Environmental Projects Coordinator Jason Adkins; auto-immune cooking expert and author Mee Tracy McCormick, and integrative medicine and anthroposophic physician Dr. Steven Johnson. More to be announced later.

In addition to the Saturday workshops, there will be a 12 p.m. tour of Delvin Farms on Sunday, December 8th.

Learn how to grow your own food, how to find local food, how to use it, and why eating local is healthier. Explore how local food can boost our local economy, while at the same time keeping Tennessee’s lands and water healthy. Our mission is to promote the production and consumption of healthy local food.

For registration and additional information, go to

For media inquiries, contact Lisa Shively, 615-677-6645,

Posted on October 21, 2013, in Press. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Third Annual Tennessee Local Food Summit Scheduled.

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