The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane Blog

2010 TasteBuds Local Food Guide Available Free
June 18, 2010, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Crabtree Farms, Events in the Area, TasteBuds Local Food Guide

The newest edition of the TasteBuds Local Food Guide is now available, free, in our Shop during regular business hours.

Crabtree Farms has developed the guide to local farm and specialty food providers in the area. The TasteBuds Local Food Guide connects consumers with local food and farms through a printed food guide and a website.

While the Guide is Chattanooga based, it includes farmers, grocers, farm markets, and food artisans from a wider area than one might expect. There is a map of the Guide’s coverage area and a key to which producers are in what counties.  Several of the farms, including ours, produce organically. There are meat producers that offer healthily and humanely grown and slaughtered animals for the carnivores.  And wineries/breweries.  Also bakers for desserts to complete a meal. 

Crabtree Farms is a non-profit dedicated to connecting Chattanoogans with locally grown fresh food.  Here on our farm, we have encouraged our Chattanooga and Cleveland customers, in particular, to visit Crabtree Farms and their farmstand. The Tastebuds Local Food Guide was first produced by Crabtree Farms in 2009. To learn more about Crabtree Farms, and check what is in season at the farmstand and special events that are occurring at the farm…visit There are also volunteer opportunities to assist at the farm and to help improve access to locally grown food in the area. 

According to the TasteBuds website: The TasteBuds Local Food Guide was ‘developed by Crabtree Farms with the cooperation of many local farmers, chefs, moms and other “vocal locals”.  An Advisory Committee and Steering Committee met to shape the content and the look of this important local food guide for Chattanooga.’ ‘The 2010 TasteBuds guide is funded by the Benwood Foundation, with support from Gaining Ground.’ ‘The “TasteBuds” name and logo were developed by university students as a project of the Professional Practices for Graphic Design class at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. The students worked with Leadership Chattanooga and Crabtree Farms in 2009 to bring the TasteBuds Local Food Guide to life!’ 

In addition to the Local Food Guide, which is just a really terrific resource for finding what is available, and where, in So Eastern Tennessee, there is also a magnet that gives a food wheel of what fruits and vegetables are in season. There are also TasteBuds bumper stickers available. All these items are available during our regular business hours for free in our Shops. 

The Shops at Morgan Lane are open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00am until 4:00pm at 2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325. We have organically raised culinary herbs at all times; plants and some produce. Please check for availability.


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