248 pp., 6 x 9, 25 halftones, 4 maps, index
Southern Gateways Guides
The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers' Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, U-Picks, Kids' Activities, Lodging, Dining, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Festivals, and More
The first guidebook of its kind for the Volunteer State, Farm Fresh Tennessee leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of more than 360 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and all visited by Memphis natives Paul and Angela Knipple. Here are the perfect opportunities to browse a farmers' market, pick blueberries, tour a small-batch distillery, stay at an elegant inn, send the kids to a camp where they'll eat snacks of homemade biscuits with farm-fresh honey--and so much more. Arranged by the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee (East, Middle, and West) and nine categories of interest, the listings invite readers to connect with Tennessee's farms, emphasizing establishments that are independent, sustainable, and active in public education and conservation.
Sidebars tell how to find pop-up markets, showcase local food initiatives, and celebrate the work and lives of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered by the authors on their Tennessee travels offer farm-fresh tastes.
"This guide will make readers eager to search out the nearest Tennessee farm, not to mention make them hungry. Recommended for foodies, tourists, and natives who are ready to eat their way across the farms of Tennessee."
“When you plan your next road trip . . . [carry] a copy of Farm Fresh Tennessee along with you as a guide.”
"This lively, easy-to-read book is a must for everyone interested in agritourism and eating local."
--Pamela Bartholomew, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
"Paul and Angela Knipple do an outstanding job covering a huge topic, bringing the venues to life and offering tips for successful visits. The sidebars are informative and delightful. As a lifelong Tennessean, I learned a lot about my state."
--Mary Constantine, food, travel, and features staff writer, Knoxville News Sentinel
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