Make Plans to Join Chefs for This Year’s Tennessee Local Food Summit
Early next month, several organizations concerned with the development of Middle Tennessee produce will hold the third annual Tennessee Local Food Summit. This year’s event spans three days, Dec. 6-8, and includes a day of educational workshops, a tour of Delvin Farms, and meals prepared by some of Nashville’s best chefs. Chefs from Husk Nashville, Perl Catering, Yeast Nashville, City House, and Juice Brothers are scheduled to participate.
The event kicks off the evening of Friday, Dec. 6, with a reception at Sloco, the local-and-sustainable- food oriented sandwich shop owned by chef Jeremy Barlow, author of Chefs Can Save the World. It will include bites made from locally sourced produce and talks from some of the workshop presenters.
The main event on Saturday will be held at Trevecca Nazarene University. The workshops topics include backyard gardening, urban homesteading, permaculture, and the effects of local food on health, the environment, spirituality and social justice issues from notable sources such as Jeff Poppen, “the Barefoot Farmer,” and Ken Meter of the Crossroads Resource Center. Corsair Distillery will host Saturday evening’s dinner, which includes entertainment from Will Kimbrough.
The summit will conclude with a visit to and tour of Delvin Farms on Sunday.
The cost of the summit is $100 per person. If you can’t make it to each event, you can buy tickets for individual portions of the summit. More information on individual event pricing is available on the website. The full schedule and additional workshop information is also available.
Tennessee Local Food Summit
Trevecca Nazarene University and other locations
Full admission: $100 (discounts and single-event tickets also available)
by Lesley Lassiter
Published in Nashville Scene Food Blog Bites