Outdoor Movie!

11 Aug

We are hosting our annual educational movie and this year it is Ingredients. Friday August 19th at 7pm this event is free to the public and will be held outdoors at Coleman Park – 384 Thompson Lane. Please bring blankets or chairs. We will have organic popcorn, candy and natural soda available for purchase. All money raised will go to benefit the Woodbine Farmers Market.

At the focal point of this movement, and of this film, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Their collaborative work has resulted in great tasting food and an explosion of consumer awareness about the benefits of eating local.

Attention being paid to the local food movement comes at a time when the failings of our current industrialized food system are becoming all too clear. For the first time in history, our children’s generation is expected to have a shorter lifespan than our own. The quality, taste and nutritional value of the food we eat has dropped sharply over the last fifty years. Shipped from ever-greater distances, we have literally lost sight of where our food comes from and in the process we’ve lost a vital connection to our local community and to our health.

A feature-length documentary, INGREDIENTS illustrates how people around the country are working to revitalize that connection. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, the film takes us across the U.S. from the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valleys to the urban food deserts of Harlem and to the kitchens of celebrated chefs Alice Waters, Peter Hoffman and Greg Higgins. INGREDIENTS is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.”

August Intern Makes the News!

4 Aug

We’re proud to present to you our August intern, Itzel Gonzalez!  Itzel is a senior at Glencliff High School and has been instrumental in the growth of the Glencliff Garden Project by writing grants which have brought in more than $20,000 to improve the gardens.

Itzel was among 100 or so students, community activists, chefs and farmers who on Sunday joined Nashville Mayor Karl Dean for the Glencliff Garden Party this past week to celebrate their success of the garden.

To read more about their accomplishments and how their garden is feeding hope, head on over to The Tennessean!



Vendor Spotlight – Delvin Farms

22 Jul

When is comes to local, Delvin Farms is a staple name around Nashville. They are a three generation family farm located in College Grove, TN. They farm over 96 acres of vegetables, have a peach and apple orchard, and lots of berry plants to produce the most beautiful and delicious certified organic produce. You can always count on Delvin’s produce to be top notch and looking spectacular but with a home grown – down to earth, local root. They are the real deal folks and have figured out how to make a living (thanks to all ya’ll) off a family run local farm. Thank God for the Delvins as they supply families with their CSA, local farmers markets, local grocery stores, restaurants, and even schools with their produce.


What makes your farm unique?

My mom and dad started the farm in 1972 so my brothers and I grew up on it, however it didn’t become organic until we were off the farm and in college when my brother, Eric was in the Peace Corps in Nepal and came back home with the idea to go organic. At that time Nashville was not the organic, eat local community it is now, so for my parents to take a leap of faith and trust they could make a market as a certified organic farm was huge. They became certified in a year, learned about CSA and started the CSA that same year. It started with 25 members and by the end of that first year grew to 125. And if you’re wondering, no, Eric and his wife Rain do not farm with us, they live in WA where she is an acupuncturist and he works for the Nature Conservancy. Hank and I both came back to Nashville in 2007. I taught middle school for 12 years and Hank was an engineer at an environmental engineering company in Boston. We’re now supporting three families on our farm and loving it!

Why is having a local farm important to you?

Although we are organic and farm sustainably, we believe it’s as important to eat local and support your local economy as it is to eat organically. Besides the value of supporting your local economy, we enjoy having a business in which we can work together as a family. Hank and Liz’s children are growing up on the farm with their Aunt, Uncle and Grandparents, and one day Brandon and my children will grow up with their cousins and grandparents on the land we love.

If you were given $20 to spend at the Farmers Market, what would you buy and why?

I would buy milk, cheese and bread. Since I already have as many veggies as I would need, I can have an all local meal in minutes by adding cheese, bread and milk from my friends at the market. Even better, I like to barter…so that $20 added with some of my strawberries, kale, tomatoes, lettuce or whatever, would also get me Jenny Drake’s amazing soap, Rosemary’s lemonade (all that shopping makes me thirsty), some bacon from Jenny for Brandon to smother on top of whatever we’re eating (as a side note, Jenny asked us what we wanted for a wedding gift and Brandon told her bacon, so she gave us a TON of bacon:) ) Our family always buys a cow and splits it so I often have beef, but I also love to barter a CSA share with Jenny. She takes home veggies and I take home chicken, goat, roasts, and of course more bacon..it’s great!!


Free Milk Giveaway!

8 Jul


Here’s How it Works -
You must do the following to enter:

  1. Comment on this post with your full name and the street you live on.
  2. Twitter/Facebook a status update about the Woodbine Farmers Market on Saturday between 8am and 11am (ex. “Headed out the WFM to score some awesome local produce – at Coleman Park, open 9-12) ** MAKE SURE TO MENTION @WoodbineFrmsMkt on Twitter or WFM on Facebook.
  3. Share/Link to this Newsletter on Twitter/Facebook
  4. Follow @WoodbineFrmsMkt on Twitter and/or “Like Us” on Facebook

**We will randomly pick a winner using Random.org who will win a month’s worth of Milk (1 gallon of your choice every Saturday for a month from Gammon Family Dairy) CLOSES AT 11AM Saturday July 9th, 2011



July Intern

27 Jun

We’d like to give a big thank you to our June intern, Brandi, for all of her help and hard work!  We’re very excited to introduce to you our second intern of the season, Yassmine Bousseksou.

Yassmine (left) Brandi (right)


Yassmine is a graduating senior from our local Glencliff High School.  She’s a great asset to the market because she has worked in the Glencliff garden for two years and worked with Community Food Advocates for the last year.  Not only does she have gardening experience but she enjoys volunteering and meeting new people. Yassmine wants to intern at the Woodbine Farmers’ Market because organic and fresh foods are something she has grown to enjoy.

If you happen to see Yassmine at the market on Saturday, please feel free to welcome her to the Woodbine Farmers’ Market!

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