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UT Law Student Presentation

Thanks to a connection through the University of Tennessee (UT) Center for Profitable Agriculture, Rooted Here was able to work with four UT Law students, William Calla, Shravan Malaney, James Hargis, and Meagan Davis, to determine the best tax structure for our organization. The students met with members of the Rooted Here Board during the semester to learn about the organization and our needs and desires. They then presented their recommendations last Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend that presentation. Full text of their recommendations are posted on our website. To summarize, they recommended that Rooted Here become a Limited Liability Company. We are incredibly grateful for this collaboration and the excellent work of the students. Our next steps will be to work with our members to determine how we will use these recommendations and proceed. If you are interested in working with us on this, please consider becoming a member!

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Local Food and Farm Links

Solace Farm Homestead has been busy kidding - no joke! Check out Amy's recent blog updates.

Barbara Camm with the Get Healthy Book Club in Monteagle sends this link on hand washing and DIY coconut oil based beauty products.

Market News

STRAWBERRIES!
Turner and Sons from McMinnville have plenty of gallons and quarts on the market. Martínez Produce from McMinnville surprised us last week with their first picking of berries and are back again this week. Last but not least, Fountain Springs in Morrison also has large, sweet, juicy berries.
 
Lynn Blankenship of Dayspring Farm in Altamont says that they will be taking some steers to be processed on Tuesday. These steers have been raised according to American Grass-fed Association standards:
  • Diet — Animals are fed only grass and forage from weaning until harvest.
  • Confinement — Animals are raised on pasture without confinement to feedlots.
  • Antibiotics and hormones — Animals are never treated with antibiotics or growth hormones.
  • Origin — All animals are born and raised on American family farms (Dayspring Farm to be exact).
Beef from these animals will be on the market in about 3 weeks. Custom cuts can be ordered through the market for a $5 deposit. If you have questions about the end cost of these cuts please contact Lynn by email or phone (615-400-6998) and she will provide more information.

Farmer Brown's in McMinnville has a limited supply of Deluxe-Hydroponic Lettuce mix available this week in 1 gallon bags. This mix contains 4 different lettuces, washed and ready to eat. They also have a new herb for sale, it is the Berggarten Sage plant in 4” pots. It is very aromatic and hearty for this zone. The “mothers” of these plants are over 4 years old. Other new products for the market will be released very soon.  
 
Bountiful Harvest in McMinnville will have limited quantities of arugula, mizuna, and bright lights Swiss chard on the market this week. Their Pac Choy is at its peak -gorgeous heads with large dark green leaves.
 
Martinez Produce in McMinnville has long green onions with yellow, white, and red bulbs.
 
Fiery Fungi's mushrooms will be back on the market next week.
 
Fountain Springs in Morrison also still has turkey deposits available.
The South Cumberland Farmer's Market and the South Cumberland Food Hub are divisions of Rooted Here, located in Sewanee, Tenn., an organization of farmers, artisans, and agricultural producers who work together to facilitate and expand the sale of local products; provide education, services, and support to farmers and consumers; and lay the groundwork for a just, equitable, and sustainable local food economy.

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