Over six weeks this summer, I studied the food system of Nashville, Tennessee. Traveling everywhere by bike, I worked at several local farms and farmers’ markets, volunteered with a food hub, and recorded interviews with farmers, retailers, food distributors, educators, a social worker, a young entrepreneur, a university professor, and a board member of the Nashville Farmers’ Market.
This sketch of Bells Bend and Six Boots Growers’ Collective is my first take on the city’s emerging food movement. I plan to return to Nashville later this fall to continue researching, writing, and playing mandolin.
Note: “CSA” stands for “community-supported agriculture” or “community-shared agriculture” and is also a term for a network or association of people who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
Hannah Sassoon is from Brooklyn and Harlemville, NY. She currently lives in Laure-Minervois, 200km from Condom, France. Send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.