May 28, 2013

New this Season: Six Boots Collective

Posted in All Items tagged , at 3:58 pm by nashfof

Six Boots Growers Collective is a new farm collective composed of three farmers in Bell’s Bend/Scottsboro; Will Tarleton of Wiley’s Produce, Kevin Sykes of Hoot ‘n’ Holler Gardens, and Peter Burns of Soggy Bottom Farm.

Six Boots Growers Collective will offer a 28-week CSA beginning around the middle of May and ending around the first of December. Pick-up locations will be Tuesdays at the 12th South Farmers’ Market from 3:30pm – 6:30pm, Saturdays at East Nashville Cooperative Ministries from 9:00am – 12:00, or Saturdays at The Nashville Farmers Market from 9:00am – 12:00.

A full 28-week season membership is $700. CSA members also have the option to sign up for the main season and the fall season separately. A 20-week spring/summer/early fall main season membership is $500 and the 8-week fall membership is $250.

April 7, 2013

It’s a Start: New “Turmoil Free” Market Debuts on West Side of Nashville

Posted in All Items, Markets tagged , , at 11:03 am by nashfof

“Farmers’ Markets”—as most of us are accustomed to referring to them—are a funny thing, in many ways.

Often times, and with significant implications, they are operated by and populated with people, businesses and organizations which are not farms or farmers, and sometimes, just as far away in their connections to and true understanding of farms and farmers as are the average grocery store, convenience store, or fast food joint.

On the other hand, there are sometimes situations that lead farmers to take matters into their own hands, shift directions, and start a market of their own. One that can be free from the constraints, unpredictability, turmoil, drama and issues of “behavioral and management styles” which can border on the just plain exhausting.

Recently, in response to the “management style” influenced decision-making of a particular Nashville organization—one which has done a great deal of constructive foundational work on food system issues in Middle Tennessee—a group of farmers has started a new market.

In this case, one specific farm happened to be singled out, and was made a target by the market management. A management that has no shared or transparent oversight, and is increasingly moving towards building its own vertically-controlled venue that purports to be a haven for building community relationships. The thing is, if and as other farms or businesses at that market become increasingly successful, the likelihood increases that they too may become a target, for the management’s issue de Jour.

So, the West End Farmers Market at Vine Street (Church) debuted to a warm and successful welcome from the community this past Saturday, April 6th, and will run every Saturday throughout the coming Summer and Fall.

It’s common knowledge that farmers don’t exactly have a lot of excess time on their hands, so it’s a testament to the intentions of this group that the choice was made to jumpstart this effort on such short notice.

Just maybe, in these days of Peak Turmoil and Drama, it would be more accurate to call these things “Local Markets – Turmoil Free.”

January 28, 2013

The Future of Long Hungry Creek Farm and the Home of The Barefoot Farmer

Posted in All Items, Chicken Factory at 1:28 am by nashfof

Fear not, fellow eaters of healthy, safe food, stewards of the soil and land, and caretakers of the future of the community and the planet.

The info HERE says it all…

Round one of the battle to resist the encroachment of Big Chicken may have been a substantial disappointment, but the game’s not over just yet.

There’s a growing energy that indicates the larger Middle Tennessee community is flexing to respond to these things in ways that haven’t been seen before.

btw – notice that the front page on the chicken factory’s web site is bragging about its latest Terminator-esque model of bird. Kind of makes you wonder—what exactly are they feeding those birds? In what ways did they mess with their genetic makeup? And what exactly must be coarsing through their veins and their life energy, which subsequently is ingested when one eats a mess of wings and such at any number of “fine food establishments?”

October 25, 2011

Winter 2011 CSA Shares Available in Nashville

Posted in All Items at 10:03 am by nashfof

Just because the season and the weather is changing doesn’t mean you can’t have fresh, clean food to eat.

Bountiful Blessings Farm, located in Williamsport, still has availability in their Winter CSA, which begins October 25th, runs until the middle of April 2012, and has multiple drop off locations in and around Nashville.

Click HERE for all of the details.

August 19, 2011

Fast Help for Slow Money in Middle TN – Short Version

Posted in All Items tagged , , at 8:37 am by nashfof

Help Middle Tennesse gain visibility in the Slow Money movement that is sweeping the country.

VOTE for all 3 of Nashville’s entries in the Best Slow Money Business Competition.

Click HERE NOW and cast 3 votes for Journey To Bliss. Then cast 3 votes for Nashville Grown, and 3 votes for F.E.A.S.T. together.

In fact, in you have more than 1 email address, consider casting 9 total votes with each address.

Then, please consider telling as many other people as possible to do the same…

Voting ends Sunday, 8/21 @ Midnight, so don’t delay.

Thanks

May 17, 2011

Wheels Beginning to Turn

Posted in All Items tagged , , , , , at 12:12 pm by nashfof

Dedicated to catalyzing the flow of capital to enterprises that support soil fertility and local food communities.

an excerpt from “Will The Real Food Movement Please Stand Up?” Woody Tasch’s most recent musings:

This enterprise that we are a part of, with its new organic farmers and the host of small food enterprises that are emerging to bring their produce to market, is about an economy that does less harm. It’s about rebuilding trust and reconnecting to one another and the places where we live. It’s about healing the social and ecological relationships that have been broken by hundreds of years of linear, extractive pursuit of economic growth, industrialization, globalization and consumerism. It’s about pulling some of our money out of ever-accelerating financial markets and its myriad abstractions—called, with more than a little irony, securities—and putting it to work near where we live, in things that we understand, starting with food—creating a more immediate and tangible kind of security.

Slow Money Middle Tennessee

March 15, 2011

Heirloom Tomato, Veggie & Herb Plants 4 Sale

Posted in All Items at 9:58 pm by nashfof

Birdsong Hollow Farm

Eaton Creek Organics

Little Marrowbone Farm

Marianna’s Heirloom Seeds

March 11, 2011

Don’t Wait – Nashville Area CSAs are Filling Up Quickly for Summer ’11

Posted in All Items tagged , , , , , at 3:59 pm by nashfof

Take a look at a list of some of the farms that are currently signing up CSA shareholders for the upcoming season. This map also shows the delivery days, times and locations, to help you make your choices.

April 22, 2010

Nashville Summer CSA Shares Still Available

Posted in All Items tagged , , , at 3:36 pm by nashfof

As of 4/22/10, each of the following farms still had shares available in their Summer 2010 CSAs – or additional capacity for those farms that provide weekly ordering services.

This list will be updated over the next few days as responses come in from farms, so check back in…

Check the individual farms’ websites, or this map, for delivery days and locations in the Nashville area:

Avalon Acres Farm

Beaverdam Creek Farm

Bugtussle Organic Farm

Doe Run Farm

Earthly Goods Farm

Fresh Harvest, LLC (weekly online ordering)

Long Hungry Creek Farm

February 28, 2010

Nashville Area CSAs for 2010

Posted in All Items tagged , , , at 10:10 pm by nashfof

Take a look at a list of some of the farms that are currently signing up CSA shareholders for the upcoming season. This map also shows the delivery days, times and locations, to help you make your choices.

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