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The Northwest Tennessee Local Food Network (#NWTNLFN) is composed of private citizens, agricultural producers, representatives from area Farmers Markets, the Health Department, UT Extension, area schools, UTM, local businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and anybody who feels the need to make locally grown food a priority for our region.

The NWTN Local Food Network is working towards building an equitable and sustainable food system, one that is improving access to locally grown, fresh, healthy food, AND promoting increased usage of local places for the health and economic welfare of our communities in Northwest Tennessee. It’s a pretty audacious goal and it’s going to take everybody to make it work – we’re trying to do a huge thing.

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Download the Northwest Tennessee Local Food Guide 2017-18.

What We Do

Join the conversation on our NEW facebook page: #NWTNLFN

In 2015, members of the  LFN Steering Committee requested assistance through the national Local Foods, Local Places program to develop an action plan for advancing the local food system through a community forum series called "Using Food to Build Community".

Currently, NTEC supports the network financially and also logistically through a grant with the Delta Regional Authority, but there are many other players that are involved in the network. 

In 2016, the LFN produced the first Weakley County Local Food Guide. In 2017 food guide was expanded to include agri-businesses from Weakley, Carroll, Henry and Obion Counties. The goal is to make the food guide a  magazine distributed for free throughout our 9-county region in Northwestern TN by 2020 through paid advertisements.

Upcoming Events

You are invited to attend the #NWTNLFN's FIRST

MEET-uP Community Potluck

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

5 PM

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 Hannings Lane, Martin, TN 38237

Family friendly. Bring your kiddos. 

Sign-up for a Potluck Item HERE

The challenge is to source at least one item in your potluck dish locally... by a farmer, out of your garden, produced by an agri-business or locally owned store.

Let us know your are coming by email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The NWTN Local Food Network invites you to continue the dialogue started at the last "Using Food to Build Community" Forum back in April that addressed issues facing our community regarding hunger & access to healthy food. Our goal is to form collaborative partnerships with the purpose of creating a local food system that is thriving and equitable for all. We would like anybody who is interested in continuing to build our community through food to please come and bring your families, too. 

Please RSVP (sign-up for a dish, too!) by Friday, June 1 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at (731) 281-4770. 

 Watch a short video about The Local Food Network



  1. Make Northwest Tennessee Farmers Markets destinations for farm businesses, local arts, healthy living, family and visitors.
  2. Empower and develop local people and organizational capacity to advance local foods, local place-based initiatives.
  3. Make downtown areas thriving places that support local business growth, local foods and better public health outcomes.
  4. Grow farming businesses and local food.
  5. Provide education and increase awareness of the benefits and opportunities of a strong local food, local place-making program.

Download the LFN Goals and Actions UPDATED.

For a complete copy of the LFN Action Plan, receive our e-newsletter, or for more information, please contact Samantha Goyret by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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September 2016 - FORUM Invitation

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February 2018

March 2018 - Forum Invitation

April 2018