Programs

Empowering Communities. Mobilizing Resources. Growing Connections.

The Local Food Network is continually identifying resources in Northwest Tennessee to grow connections and empower local people to make improved changes in their community through local foods.

Resources and Downloads

  • NWTN Local Food Guide 2020

The NWTN Local Food Guide highlights area farmers markets, family farms, CSA’s, u-pick farms, agri-tourism, animal goods, artisan foods, local food trucks, processors, beekeepers, locally owned plant vendors and additional food resources.

Register in the 2021 Food Guide for FREE HERE.

10 minutes = $100 – Your farm/business has a chance to win a $100 advertisement in the upcoming 2021 Northwest Tennessee Local Food Guide Magazine by taking the Farmers Survey. Help us secure funding so we can support your agri-business.

To view the NWTN Local Food Guide 2020, click on the image below or download HERE. To pick up a printed version, please review the Northwest Tennessee region-wide distribution sites HERE.

Harvest of the Month (HOTM) is a community-wide campaign created by members from the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network to promote a different local, seasonal fruit or vegetable each month – sharing nutritional, growing, harvesting and eating tips.

  • Taste of Tennessee

Taste of Tennessee is a developing statewide Harvest of the Month Program featuring a TN grown commodity and locally grown products. This program is a collaborative effort of the NWTN Local Food Network and TN Farm Bureau.

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets.

The Local Food Network offers tools to Farmers Market managers to help gather benchmark data to be able to show, in measurable terms, how consumers, farmers and farmers markets are positively impacting their communities and the region. Farmers Market Tracking Form

Community participants at the Using Food to Build Community” Forum series expressed a need for senior citizens to have greater accessibility to meals on the weekends. The LFN worked with representatives from Northwest Tennessee Human Resource Agency,  We Care Ministries, Inc., and St. John’s Community Services to assess the need in Weakley County.  As a result of the LFN research, this new program will be implemented in August 2018.