Free Virtual Cook-a-Long with Chef Turtle

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network invites families to participate in its free Virtual Cook-a-Long on Sunday, Dec. 4, set for 3 p.m. (Central), as part of its #Seed Money Campaign fundraising efforts.

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The event will be guided by Chef Turtle of Flavor Trip Food Truck based in Martin, Tennessee. Chef Turtle will lead participants through three delicious fall-themed recipes: squash bisque, candied sweet potatoes with pecans and pumpkin seed granola, and a sweet potato-inspired dessert. 

To receive the list of ingredients, those who are interested should RSVP today.
Register via the Eventbrite link here.

“The purpose of the event is to create a family-friendly learning space where people can learn from a local chef cooking locally-grown products,” says Caroline Ideus, Outreach Coordinator for the Local Food Network. “I hope this event encourages people to try a new approach to cooking and tasting local produce.”

Chef Turtle discovered his desire to become a chef in high school after making a commercial for a radio and television class. For over 10 years, he has worked as a sous chef in multiple high-end Nashville restaurants. His experience covers a wide variety of styles, including Japanese, French and Italian. Currently, Chef Turtle is a chef at Blue Oak Oyster Bar and Grill in Martin. His next project, the Flavor Trip Food Truck, will be opening soon.

While participants join in cooking along with Chef Turtle from their homes, the event will be hosted telethon-style to help raise funds for the Local Food Network’s #Seed Money Campaign. All donations will benefit the Network’s childhood agriculture education programs and community outreach initiatives in 2023. 

The recipes featured during the Cook-a-Long are inspired by “Taste of Tennessee” products, of which all participants are encouraged to source locally. To purchase your ingredients from a local farmer, look up the 2022 Northwest Tennessee Local Food Guide Magazine online at nwtnlfn.org/food-resources

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

~ Written by Laura Myhan
Marketing and Communications Intern
NWTN Local Food Network

Join our TEAM in 2023 – Paid Internship Openings

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network is HIRING! We have three openings for the following internship positions:

Marketing and Communications Internships (2 openings!)

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network Marketing and Communications Intern will work closely with the NWTN LFN staff to develop consistent content on the LFN facebook page, website, and design marketing materials. The required length of these two internships are expected to serve in this capacity for at least one full semester starting in January – May 2023, up to 120 hours total receiving a stipend of $425, or 135 hours total receiving a stipend of $500 hours total.  The intern will receive payment upon completion of internship hours.

Purpose of Internship

This position will foster a deeper understanding of how local food systems work and hone the following skill sets: documentation and interviewing skills, writing, graphic design, website management, and social media management.

Apply: Download Job Description PDF


Local Food Procurement Intern (1 opening)

The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network Local Food Procurement Intern, starts January 2023 – May 2023, and will serve in this capacity to complete at least 135 hours of service. The intern will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of this internship. This is a grant funded position paid for through the USDA Farm to School Implementation Grant.

Purpose of InternshipThis position will foster a deeper understanding of how local food systems work, and hone the following skill sets: organizing, research, writing skills, team building, and project management.

Apply: Download Job Description PDF

Please send your CV and Cover letter to Samantha Goyret, Executive Director, at nwtnfoodguide@gmail.com by December 30, 2022. The NWTN Local Food Network is located in Martin, TN; however, these are virtual and remote internship opportunities. We will be conducting interviews the first week of January 2023 via zoom.