The Local Organic Table

Chef Cyndi Shalhoub,




1.  What are the benefits to eating local and organic?

Primary benefit is knowing where your food comes from!  It has more nutrients because it hasn’t been sitting in a warehouse or travelled long distances.


2.  Where can I buy local meats, vegetables and fruits?


The 3 main ways are:


A)   Joining a farm’s CSA - An actual share of crops in season off the farm.  Sign up online at:


B)   Shop at a Farmer’s Market - Such as:

  • Franklin Farmers Market, Saturdays from 8:00am-12:30pm open year round

  • Thompson Station Farmers Market, Wednesdays from 2-6pm and Sunday 3-6pm - Start up May 7

  • Spring Hill Farmers Market, Thursdays from 3:30-7pm - Start up in June


C)  Local Stores or Direct to Suppliers -


3.  How do I educate myself more?


Some of the recently produced informative movies:

  • Food Matters

  • Food Inc.

  • Forks over Knives

  • Sick Fat & Nearly Dead



The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Ruben

The Organic Chef by Jeff Cox

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon


4.  My favorite vendors?  Here are a few to get started….


Vegetables = Delvin Farms

Chicken = email for now:

Beef =,

Lamb =

Nashville based

Farm to Fork

Organic Private

Celebrity Chef

and Caterer