Local Food Summit Held At TSU

Posted at 10:22 PM, Dec 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-05 00:08:22-05

Food enthusiasts gathered in Nashville to talk about how to promote growing food locally.

The three-day local food summit this weekend was held at Tennessee State University’s Avon Williams Campus.

Farmers, chefs, and food distributors networked and attended workshops.

One farmer said he encourages others to join development food projects to learn more about local food.

"We're just going to try and figure out where does Nashville's food come from, how much money to be spending on it, is there a way to revitalize the rural economy by promoting more local food?” said Jeff Poppen.

About 300 people attended this weekend's summit. Organizers said they hope to have even more attend in 2017.