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Tennessee Department of Agriculture to hold “Fill Your Grill” Contest

May 28, 2020

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Summer is meant for grilling and Tennesseans have a chance to win local meats with the Pick Tennessee Products “Fill Your Grill” contest.

For more than thirty years, Pick Tennessee Products has connected farmers directly to consumers. Between June 1st and 15th, 2020 you can register to win $200.00 worth of local meats from your choice of Tennessee farms participating in Pick Tennessee Products.

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Pick Tennessee Products Takes Local Connections to New Level

May 17, 2020

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Consumers now have more opportunities to connect to local farms and food businesses than ever before.

The Pick Tennessee Products mobile app has expanded its services to include all businesses listed within the program’s directory.

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Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner: The Food Supply Chain Remains Strong in the State

April 16, 2020

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Farmers, foresters, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers ensure community access to safe and abundant food, fuel, fiber, and wood products. Despite the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, farmers are still raising livestock and planting and harvesting crops. At this time, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) sees no evidence of agricultural shortages in Tennessee.

Tennessee Farmers Markets

Tennessee Farmers Markets

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Small Business Saturday has Big Community Impact

November 29, 2019

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports that during last year’s Small Business Saturday, 104 million American shoppers spent a record high $17.8 billion. Small Business Saturday is November 30th, 2019 and the support that Tennessee’s independent business owners receive this weekend will produce an economic ripple that can help encourage and strengthen entire rural communities.

Shopping local has a major impact and ripple effect on the success of local commerce.

Shopping local has a major impact and ripple effect on the success of local commerce.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Farmers Markets are Filled with Fresh Produce

September 1, 2019

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Agriculture says with summer winding down and many types of produce hitting their peak harvest in Tennessee, there has never been a better time to visit a farmers market.

Farmers markets still have an abundance of fresh tomatoes, squash, zucchini, peppers, and more at this time of the year. Many markets also offer hand-made artisan products, including soaps, essential oil blends, and beeswax items.

Tennessee Farmers Markets are bursting with Fresh Produce. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

Tennessee Farmers Markets are bursting with Fresh Produce. (Tennessee Department of Agriculture)

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Tennessee Agriculture being changed Statewide by Women

July 26, 2019

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says women are increasingly changing the face of agriculture, not just in Tennessee, but across the nation.

From 2012 to 2017, the United States Census of Agriculture reported a 1.7% decline in male farmers and a 27% increase of female farmers nationwide.

Rebecca Paschal of Cellar 53 Winery. A majority of the wines produced use Tennessee grown fruit with the majority being grown on the eight acres of grape and blackberry vineyards.

Rebecca Paschal of Cellar 53 Winery. A majority of the wines produced use Tennessee grown fruit with the majority being grown on the eight acres of grape and blackberry vineyards.

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On-The-Farm Fun Is All Grown Up

September 17, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – As children race through the corn maze or rush to find the perfect pumpkin, Tennessee Department of Agriculture says more of Tennessee’s agritourism farms are now also featuring fall fun that’s just for grownups.

Many farms offer elegant farm to table dinners that may include fresh and local foods, star chefs, live music, and even tastings of local wines, whiskeys, or beers.

There are plenty of things to do in the fall on Tennessee Farms.

There are plenty of things to do in the fall on Tennessee Farms.

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Planning Christmas Dinner in August? Well, You Should Be!

September 2, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the  dog days of summer seem an odd time to start planning holiday menus.

However, if you want locally produced meats grown and processed just the way you like them gracing your holiday tables, it’s time to track down that rack of lamb, pasture raised turkey, prime beef rib, or heirloom breed pork sausage. 

Now is the time to plan your holiday meals if you plan on buying local produced meats says Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Now is the time to plan your holiday meals if you plan on buying local produced meats says Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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Tennesseans Love Farmers Markets

August 10, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Tennesseans love their farmers markets, and the proof is in their growth.

In 2000, fewer than 50 farmers markets were listed with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products program. By 2014, Tennessee had 154 farmers markets, ranking first in the nation in growth of farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

Tennesseans love their farmers markets

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“Weird” Veggies are favorites you just haven’t tried

June 10, 2018

Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – A stranger is just a friend you haven’t yet met, the saying goes. The same is true for the unfamiliar vegetables that will be showing up at farmers markets and in community supported agriculture (CSA) boxes this summer.

As the national movement toward eating more fresh and local produce grows, so does the need for more variety. Other, less nutritive foods are tempting if you grow bored with a limited roster of vegetables and recipes.

Many vegetables that are unfamiliar at farmers markets are actually items we already enjoy at restaurants.

Many vegetables that are unfamiliar at farmers markets are actually items we already enjoy at restaurants.

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