Farm-to-table is a model of food consumption that emphasizes choosing locally grown produce and pasture-raised meat and dairy products rather than store-bought items. The movement is catching on in cities all across the country, but it is not a new concept. The farm-to-table movement is simply consumers trying to return to the way food was bought and sold before large-scale agriculture and food production became the norm. I came across an article about that very subject and how to get more out of healthy eating. Read on.
How do you support the farm-to-table movement? Buy more of your groceries directly from local farmers. Community supported agriculture (CSA) programs are the simplest way to get involved. When you join a CSA, you sign up for a certain number of “shares”, which are often boxes of seasonal fruits and vegetables. For each share you purchase, you receive a weekly bundle of freshly picked produce throughout the growing season. Farmers benefit by having more cash flow upfront. You benefit by getting the freshest possible ingredients for your family dinners.
CSA’s in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky include:
Allenbrooke Farms (Spring Hill, TN)
Beaverdam Creek Farm (Centerville, TN)
Bountiful Blessings Farm (Williamsport, TN)
Bugtussle Farm (Gamaliel, KY)
Delvin Farms (College Grove, TN)
Doe Run Farm (Petersburg, TN)
Eaton’s Creek Organics (Joelton, TN)
Flying S Farms (Woodbury, TN)
Fresh Harvest, LLC (Bon Aqua, TN)
Green Door Gourmet (Nashville, TN)
Hill and Hollow Farm (Edmonton, KY)
Long Hungry Creek Farm (Red Boiling Springs, TN)
Paradise Produce (Nashville, TN)
Peaceful Pastures (Hickman, TN)
Rocky Glade Farm (Eagleville, TN)
Visit localharvest.org/cas to find a CSA near you. There is nothing like eating fresh food.