Farmer’s Market Finds

Greens and Vegetables

Delvin Farms is a family owned and operated Certified Organic Farm in College Grove, TN with three generations of family living and working on the farm. They have wonderful farm products and are available all across the state.

Flying S Farms is in the small town of Woodbury, TN in the hills of Cannon County. In 2003, Ben and Catherine Simmons started with just a small garden plot. Now the Simmons’ Flying S Farms has grown into a 6-acre sustainable farm, growing a wide variety of open-pollinated produce. They are the kindest couple you’ll ever meet and their vegetables are nothing short of delicious

Norton Family Farms started out to support their family’s love for fresh vegetables. Jim with his Plant Science degree couldn’t get enough and grew the farm to more than they thought possible. They have thousands of square feet of greenhouses so you can get fresh greens through the winter as well.

Paradise Produce grows just about everything. They are dedicated to producing the highest quality and nutrient-rich food through the care of the soil. They use homemade compost to create ideal conditions for nutrient dense vegetables.

These are just a few of so many deserving farmers who work day and night to give us the most delicious and nutritious vegetables. Remember, the closer you are to the source the closer you are to the freshest and most nutritious products possible.

Protein: Chicken, Eggs, Beef

River Cottage Farms is a small family farm producing beef, lamb, veal, dairy, chicken, and eggs. All of their animals roam freely with constant access to all the grass, bugs, and clean water; a dream life for any animal. Brayden Apple never uses hormones chemicals and has a strict soil maintenance program. It starts with the earth and you begin taking care of everything from there all the way up. This ensures nutrient-rich and delicious proteins for everyone. They also do amazing private farm to table catering events.

Peaceful Pastures prides themselves on their dedication to producing the best meats possible naturally, pasture raised and ethically cared for. All of their sheep, goats, and cattle are 100% grass-fed and finished. Jenny and Darrin Drake offer beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, duck, and turkey and all are absolutely delicious and wonderfully good for you.

Bear Creek Farm raises grass-fed and grain finished all-natural Angus beef. They are some of the best when it comes to genetics and humane practices in the beef world. Some of their best beef is dry aged in their own facility created a truly unique and delicious flavor. Their beef is nearly always rated Prime, but always delicious and good for you.

Other Great Finds

Esstar Krista’s Healthy On-The-Go. Krista Anderson has an amazing story on how she fought off cancer with determination, faith, and a healthy diet. She noticed that for those who are always on the go, with little time to go to specialty stores, it was extremely difficult to eat healthily. So now, at small convenience stores across the country, you can look for a special rack labeled “Krista’s Healthy on the Go” full of snacks and quick bites that are guaranteed Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Kosher and Vegan.

Brother’s Health Foods – Bone Broth and Elderberry Syrup. Former Herban Market and Warren’s Post Chef, Tyson Ford, started Brother’s a little under a year ago. He makes nutrient dense Bone Broth for gut health that boosts your protein intake and provides great saturated fats. This is a Keto Diet essential. He also creates elderberry syrup which supercharges your immune system and is a great all-natural alternative to allergy medicine. Nearly everything he uses is procured locally and you can taste the quality.

Short Mountain Cultures. Hendersonville Produce at Herban Market in Franklin, Tenn.

Fermented foods are a necessity when it comes to gut health. They contain powerful bacteria that aid in digestion, boost immunity, and help maintain a healthy weight. The potency and quality, however, all depend on who creates the culture. Short Mountain is one of the best! They always use organic, all-natural, local ingredients, and they take the time and care necessary for wonderful products.

NFM Staff
Author: NFM Staff

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