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11th Annual Tennessee Local Food Summit

Tennessee Local Food Summit Partners with Nashville Food Project and Others in Celebrating the History and Heritage of Food in Middle Tennessee during 11th Annual Event

The 11th annual Tennessee Local Food Summit, held in partnership with The Nashville Food Project and other local food advocates, is slated for January 24-29, 2022. This year’s conference lays the groundwork for nuanced conversations about food production in the coming years in Tennessee. Experts are invited to talk about the state’s agricultural history as well as the food traditions carried on from its melting pot of ancestors. With the aid of social media, video, and in-person components, this year’s conference will be more accessible than ever to attendees.

The event schedule is as follows:

Monday, January 24 - Thursday, January 27, 2022

Kicking off the Summit virtually on January 24, The Tennessee Local Food Summit will host conversations throughout the week with local food advocates, discussing their passions and initiatives via @tnlocalfood’s Facebook and Instagram social media channels. We will hear and learn from organizations including (but not limited to!) Nashville Foodscapes, the Community Garden Coalition, Tennessee Women in Green, and a panel of beer brewers using local ingredients.

Friday, January 28, 2022

On Friday, January 28, the Summit will gather virtually and in person at Harding House Brewing Co. to screen a video symposium featuring community members who hold knowledge of local agricultural history and a progressive vision for the local food system. Movers and shakers such as Alice Randall, Erin Byers Murray, Gowa, Sandor Katz, and Jeff Poppen will share their wisdom in this documentary-style video.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

On Saturday, January 29, the Nashville Food Project (NFP) will co-host the Summit's final day at their Community Farm at Mill Ridge Park. A team from NFP will lead Stories of the Land, an interactive presentation about the property's history, from the pre-human era to its current status as a community garden for the Nashville Food Project.

Tickets can be purchased on a sliding scale at Eventbrite.

For more information and updates follow along on Instagram at @tnlocalfood and visit

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