The 4th Annual TN Local Food Summit is happening next weekend December 5-7, 2014! My favorite foodies, chefs and local restaurant owners, Miranda Whitcomb, Matt Spicher, Sandor Katz, Tyler Brown, Sean Brock and Laura Wilson will on hand to provide discussion of the state of local food in TN, and providing tasty meals for us.
The kickoff for the 4th annual conference will begin at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Friday, December 5th with a reception, home-grown, chef-prepared dinner (arranged by Laura Wilson, the best chef in Nashville and 2 time winner of Iron Fork), and music by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Will Kimbrough.
A full day of workshops will be offered on Saturday, December 6 from 9am to 5pm. Preliminary plans include:
❧ Effects of farming on the environment
❧ Backyard and community gardening
❧ Business models and economic
❧ Personal stories of research, education,
and outreach programs
❧ Land stewardship: Spiritual side of farming
❧ Famous local chefs including Sean Brock and Tyler Brown, offering classes and demonstrations in Vanderbilt’s “demonstration kitchen”.
Following the workshops, Saturday evening, a locally grown, chef-made dinner will be offered, complete with live music by Darrell Scott and friends, at the University Club of Nashville.
Sunday morning, there will be a tour of a local farm Bells Bend.