Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the third annual Tennessee Local Food Summit scheduled for December 6-8, 2013 will highlight the impact of local food on our health, our environment and our spirituality. In addition to a full-day of educational workshops and networking on Saturday and Nashville’s best chefs offering a delicious locally grown organic lunch and supper, there will be a reception on Friday night, a dinner and music on Saturday night and a farm tour on Sunday morning.
For complete information, schedule and speakers, go to http://tnlocalfood.com.
You can now pre-order your Tennessee Local Food Summit tickets online and pay with a credit card (Visa/MC/Discover) at http://www.barefootfarmer.com/events-2/tnlocalfoodtickets/.
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Kicking off the event on Friday, December 6, will be an evening reception at Sloco, 2905 12th Ave. So., from 6-9 p.m. The evening will feature locally-sourced hors d’oeuvres and selected speakers from Saturday’s program.
Saturday’s workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nashville’s Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Pike, in the Boone Business Building, with sessions on backyard gardening, urban homesteading, permaculture, and the affects of local food on health, the environment, spirituality and social justice issues. Following the workshops will be dinner at Corsair Distillery, 1200 Clinton St., #110 with music by Nashville’s own critically acclaimed indie pop rocker Will Kimbrough.
On Sunday, December 8, there will be a 10 a.m. tour of Trevecca Urban Farms aquaponics operation with a bus to Delvin Farms for a 12 p.m. tour of their greenhouses. The tour is free and open to the public.
The fee for the entire weekend is $100 or attendees can buy individual tickets for the different activities. The Friday evening reception is $20, Saturday workshops and dinner is $75.00 and Saturday dinner only is $30. A sliding scale is available. You can now pre-order your Tennessee Local Food Summit tickets online and pay with a credit card (Visa/MC/Discover) at http://www.barefootfarmer.com/events-2/tnlocalfoodtickets/.
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 increasing care for our lands and water here in Tennessee. Our mission is to promote the production and consumption of healthy local food.
See you there!