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Why Buy Local?

December 23, 2010 A group of middle school photography students from the University School of Nashville went to their local farmers market to snap pictures and ask a variety of questions of the farmers and vendors, such as buying local food over food being distributed from as far away as New Zealand. The result was […]

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Farm To Market (video)

The Perennial Plate Episode 15: Farm to Market from Daniel Klein. Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of following the farm-to-market process with one of the “successful” upstart organic farms. Laura and Adam from Loon Organics let me film and work through their Friday-Saturday operation. I had been idealizing the idea of starting a […]

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2010 National Farmers Market Directory

April 28, 2010 Farmer Markets have grown exponentially this past year – a 23% increase over the number in 2008. And more are opening in communities across the country and many more are in the planning stages as people want to source their food locally and also get to know their farmer and food producer. […]

Joya Parsons and Toffee, a Ameraucana pullet; photo courtesy Joya Parsons

Meet a Farmer: Joya Parsons, Chicken Farmer

March 07, 2010 Exposed to her parents interest in horticulture as a young child, Joya Parsons grew to embrace her green thumb. “By the time I reached my early twenties, I was bitten by the horticulture bug.” Her interest in growing things was played out on the land her parents went on to buy in […]