Local Food Guide Gets Fresh New Look

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network’s Local Food Guide is the definitive resource for finding local food in Northwest Tennessee. Find area farmers markets, family farms, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA’s), u-pick farms, agri-tourism, animal goods, artisan foods, local food trucks, processors, beekeepers, locally-owned plant vendors and additional food resources.

Eating local is one of the best ways to stay healthy, nourish the people you love, and support your community,” said NWTN Local Food Network Director Samantha Goyret. “As our farmers and local food businesses are working hard to bring us the best quality food — the food guide is an effort to celebrate homegrown pride, local foods, and bring communities together around healthy eating,” she added.

Pick up the guide at the following
distribution sites

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Guide is a magazine that not only features stories about our bountiful region, but is produced 100% locally in collaboration with the staff and volunteers of the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network, designed and published by the Weakley County Press, and printed at The Messenger.

“The staff of the Weakley County Press is dedicated to partnerships with communities across our region who make a positive impact for our area. We were honored to be a part of the Local Food Network’s first food guide and we are proud to support and promote our farmers and small, local businesses,” Weakley County Press General Manager Lynette Wagster said.

The LFN is so thankful to have partnered with the fabulous people at Weakley County Press in producing this year’s NWTN Local Food Guide! Community newspapers are so important, and we are so lucky to have one housed right here in the City of Martin.

We picked up 7,000 printed copies of the NWTN Local Food Guide that will be distributed throughout the region. Our hope is that this guide will help folks connect with regional farmers and markets to source food locally and highlight the great things going on in our region. — with Weakley County Press staff: Lynette Calhoun Wagster, Beth Cravens and Laura Lathrop.

Pick up a free copy at one of any of the NWTN Farmers Markets, including: Dresden Farmers Market, Farm Market Trenton, Henry County Farmers Market, Humboldt Farmers Market, Mainstreet Dyersburg Farmers Market, Martin Farmers Market, McKenzie Farmers Market, Milan Farmers Market, and Obion County Farmers and Artisan Market.

A full listing of places to pick up the guide, and the businesses that helped pay for the printing of the guide is available at nwtnlfn.org/food-resources. The Guide is made possible by support and contributions from advertisement sales. Anyone interested in carrying the guide at your farm or business, contact nwtnfoodguide@gmail.com, or message the group via its Facebook page @NWTNLFN.

The Local Food Guide will be published every spring.

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Martin, whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for a thriving and equitable local food system that is accessible to all.