Liz Verdant Wild Founder

Meet the Maker: Verdant Wild Apothecary

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Liz Hodges, the creator of Verdant Wild Apothecary, a small batch, botanical skincare line. Down to earth and happiest in nature, Liz creates holistic products by marrying […]

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Natural & Organic, What’s the Difference?

A common misconception exists amongst shoppers when it comes to the labels ‘natural’ and ‘organic’. Most people think that the two are equally safe, healthy and environmentally sound; in reality, they’re vastly different. This common […]

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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? […]

Lip Balms

You’re the Balm

Cold weather always means keeping lip balm within arms reach.  Choosing a lip balm with non-toxic ingredients is at the top of our list of course, but even the best ingredients have traditionally been housed […]

Sage Refill Market Founders

Refill It Nashville

There’s a movement taking hold around trash. As consumers become more aware of the issues surrounding trash, specifically plastic waste, they are not sitting idly by. People are seeking out alternatives to plastic, asking questions […]

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Meet the Maker: Lillian Street Bakery

On a quiet, residential street along Shelby Bottoms Park sits an unassuming structure anyone would mistake for a garage. The 594 sq. ft. structure is the home of Lillian St. Bakery.  Launched in 2016 by […]

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 […]

MEEL Nashville Food Kit

Eating Local During COVID-19

At this moment in time, we find ourselves living through a situation that is touching and changing all of our lives.  First and foremost, I hope everyone is taking every measure to stay safe and […]

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Meet the Maker: Stephen Cowan, microtea

Microgreens. You probably know them as the tiny sprout-like garnish at high-end restaurants.  They’re packed with flavor and add extra color and texture to the plate.  What you didn’t know is that they’re underutilized, insanely healthy baby […]

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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Plastic Free Summer Entertaining

Summer is here, the kids are out of school and the heat is on which means BBQs and pool parties are in full swing. We’ve all cleaned up and taken the giant bag of trash […]

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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 […]

Sustainable & Sexy for your Valentine

If you’re looking for the perfect Valentines gift to get you and your honey in the mood, you’re in the right place.  We’ve put together a list of lingerie companies whose founders are trailblazers in […]

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The Love Local Founding Story

After years of living in New York City, working in digital advertising and music marketing, I realized I wanted to influence people in a different way. The inspiration for Love Local began with my interest […]

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Meet the Maker – Moon Wise Herbals

Moon Wise Herbals is the love child of Rachel Nelson, a certified herbalist, natural skin care pioneer and natural health enthusiast.  Based in Paradise, California, Moon Wise Herbals is a heady mix of nature, beauty, […]