12 south Farmers Market Nashville

Behind the Farmer’s Market

Green leaf buds, cherry blossoms and tulips are the beautiful visual cues that spring has arrived. Spring also ushers in the return of farmer’s markets as farmers start sowing seeds and producing produce for markets […]

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Behind the ‘Organic’ Label

Understanding what organic means and what it applies to can be confusing. What types of products does the USDA certification apply to? What does it mean when the word ‘organic’ is used on a label? […]

Long Hungry Creek Farm

Biodynamic Farming

Biodynamic farming is defined by the Biodynamics Association as a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. The practice of biodynamic farming was first introduced in the 1920’s by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, […]

Greenwashing

Greenwashing

I was 27 when I started paying attention to labels and marketing. Perhaps because during my time working at a prominent New York City ad agency, I gained a deeper understanding of the process behind […]

Justin Head, Farmer and Owner

Raising Real Food

Smokin’ Oaks Organic Farms is a multi-generational, family farm producing organic beef, pork, chicken and eggs.  Located in Cedar Hill, TN, Smokin’ Oaks occupies rolling fields nestled amongst quiet housing developments.  Farmer and Owner, Justin […]

Founder Jennifer Liepis with coffee

Shop Small

w/ Love Local My name is Jen and I created Love Local because I wanted to support independently owned brands and truly shop small.  My journey started while living in New York City, I stumbled […]

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Resolving 2020

It’s a new year so here it comes: change.  The ball has dropped and we put our best intentions into setting new years resolutions to change something in our lives for the better.  Change can be scary […]

Heider's Honey owners

Meet the Maker : Heider’s Honey

Imagine a quiet residential neighborhood in Northeast Ohio lined with unassuming homes surrounded by green grass and full trees.  The flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing. Heider’s Honey is a small husband and […]

Denver Slow Food Festival

Love Local City Guide: Denver

Denver Colorado, quite possibly one of the greenest place in America, and by green we mean sustainable.  Clean water, fresh air, drinks without straws and small businesses abound!  Trashcans are always accompanied by recycling and compost bins.  Pick up any […]

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Green Door Gourmet Nashville’s Fanciest Farm

Green Door Gourmet is an oxymoron. It is the trendiest, most contemporary 80-year-old farm I’ve ever seen. Their farm store, housing a collection of organic produce and locally crafted products, has recently been renovated to […]