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.”
"A celebration of southern farmers' ingenuity and successes, as well as an introduction to a new crop of farmers."
“If local simply suits your style, then you may want to take a look at a new Southern Gateways Guide by Paul and Angela Knipple. . . . The first guidebook of its kind for Tennessee, it leads food lovers, families, locals and tourists on a lively tour of more than 360 farms and farm-related attractions.”
“I was absolutely delighted when the book Farm Fresh Tennessee came across my desk to review for Tennessee Libraries. I have used it to discover new and interesting food options in my region, and plan to have the book in hand when next I venture out of my corner of Tennessee. . . . Recommended for public libraries and any library with a collection on regional food or cooking.”
--Marie Jones, Tennessee Libraries
"This lively, easy-to-read book is a must for everyone interested in agritourism and eating local."
--Pamela Bartholomew, Tennessee Department of Agriculture
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