Hitting the Harvest Trail

Welcome to 9th anniversary issue of Local Table! Thanks to our readers and amazing family of advertisers, we have accomplished a truly incredible feat. We survived the economic meltdown, as well as the cries of “Print is dead.” Itâ€TMs not easy, but we are still here and excited to share whatâ€TMs happening in our local food community.

We definitely have reason to celebrate the harvest this season. Our readers enjoy the stories of our local farmers, artisan producers and eateries. We also like to share the unique stores of our historic, rural communities. Tennessee is historically an agricultural-based state and that is one of the reasons our metro areas are surrounded by such beautiful green spaces, as well as some of the cleanest, clearest waterways, rivers and lakes.

Autumn is one of the best times to explore our own backyard—temps drop and the days are crisp and colorful. Local communities celebrate everything from Tennesseeâ€TMs own fainting goat to sweet Southern banana pudding, from apples, pumpkins, wine, beer and BBQ to mules and more! Check our continually updated calendar of events at www.localtable.net to find info about area festivals and events.

Harvest time is also the perfect time to celebrate not only the yearâ€TMs food bounty, but also the love and friendship of those we cherish. One way to celebrate both is to check out one of the areaâ€TMs farm-to-table dinners—an al fresco dining experience on a farm.

This autumn, using Local Table as your guide, take advantage of our local bounty of food, drink and beauty!

Keep it local!