Cookbook cover for Farm Fresh Tennessee


Paul and Angela Knipple

University of North Carolina Press
April 2013
$20.00/Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1469607740



Paul and Angela Knipplenatives of Memphis, are long-time members of the Southern Foodways Alliance and co-authors of The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New American South, and the forthcoming Catfish: A Taste of the South Cookbook.

The first guidebook of its kind for the Volunteer State, FARM FRESH TENNESSEE leads food lovers, families, locals, and tourists on a lively tour of more than 360 farms and farm-related attractions, all open to the public and all visited by Memphis natives Paul and Angela Knipple. Here are the perfect opportunities to browse a farmers’ market, pick blueberries, tour a small-batch distillery, stay at an elegant inn, send the kids to a camp where they’ll eat snacks of homemade biscuits with farm-fresh honey–and so much more. Arranged by the three Grand Divisions of Tennessee (East, Middle, and West) and nine categories of interest, the listings invite readers to connect with Tennessee’s farms, emphasizing establishments that are independent, sustainable, and active in public education and conservation.

Sidebars tell how to find pop-up markets, showcase local food initiatives, and celebrate the work and lives of local farmers. Thirteen recipes gathered by the authors on their Tennessee travels offer farm-fresh tastes.