Thursday, February 13, 2014

CSA Links

Eco Gardens pick up on Tuesday - Sign up form

Delvin Farms pick up on Thursday - Visit their website for details.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2014 CSA Sign-ups


Have you signed up for our annual 2014 CSA Program here at Hendersonville Produce?  Are you wanting more information before making the decision to move forward?  See below for a personal word from Eco Gardens as they explain more about their farm!

“Eco-Gardens is a small farm in Southern KY owned by Andrew and Reuben Habegger. Using only horsepower to till the soil, we have worked the family farm for 31 years. We believe healthy food comes from healthy soil, and eating healthy food makes healthy people. All your veggies will be grown free of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, etc.! And we never grow genetically modified vegetables. Our first fields were certified organic in 2006. To keep paper work to a minimum, we currently are not certifying our fields but continue to abide by organic standards and apply methods we learn that exceed organic standards. We use organic potting soil. Organic seeds are used when commercially available and untreated seeds whenever organic seeds are unavailable (as per certified organic guidelines), no GMO seeds. We are always working to boost the quality of our soil and thereby boost the nutrient content of your food. We discuss our farming methods in weekly newsletters and welcome questions from CSA members.  CSA gives city dwellers the opportunity to form a direct personal relationship with a local farm. CSA members sign up and pay during the winter, making a commitment to cover the costs of operating the farm. In return, during the growing season, members receive a weekly basket of farm-fresh vegetables, berries and melons! Farm visits provide the opportunity to meet the farmers and see where your food is grown.”

Click here for the Sign-up form.  All you will need to do is print it out and you can send everything directly to the farmer!  Eco Garden delivers every Tuesday.
We are also proud to offer an additional CSA program from Delvin Farms located in College Grove, TN.  Here is a word from them helping to describe their program!

“The benefits of participating in a CSA are many. As a member you will not only enjoy all of the food but you will also know exactly where your food is grown and who grows it. All of our produce is organically grown, which means no pesticides and no herbicides. In a time of increasingly industrialized food production and the environmental problems that accompany it, won't it be good to know where your food is coming from? All of the certified organic produce that goes into your box is grown right here on our farm in College Grove, TN.

During the course of a season we raise over 50 varieties of vegetables that will go into our CSA box. Each box will have from 6 to 12 varieties of farm fresh, "picked at peak of harvest" vegetables. Our season will start out with kales, collards, broccoli, cabbage, onions, strawberries, lettuces and other cool season greens. Summer brings us into the tomatoes, peppers, corn, melons, cantaloupe, blackberries, potatoes, squashes, cucumbers, beans and eggplants. Fall will wrap up the season with perineal favorites like sweet potatoes, butternut, acorn squash, pumpkins, arugula, tatsoi, kales, and other greens.”

You may download Delvin Farms CSA form from their website!  Delvin Farms will be delivering every Thursday.

Ladies and Gentleman!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!  Have you seen all the sweetness we have going on in the store?  Olive and Sinclair Chocolate, strawberries, an assortment of chocolate covered nuts, Thistle Farms products for the ladies, multiple flavors of Nola Granola, Jeni’s Ice Cream, etc.  Heck, buy that special someone some Dr. Bronner’s Coconut Oil!  I guess what we are saying is that we have you covered for all of your Valentine’s Day edibles.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Regina Gammon

Monday, February 3, 2014

2014 CSA from Eco Gardens

Eco Gardens is once again providing local produce grown with organic methods to the Hendersonville area through  Community Shared Agriculture or CSA. Produce is grown in southern KY and delivered to Hendersonville Produce. Locally grown organic produce is a cheaper and fresher option than produce available in stores. Visit the CSA page for more information, schedule and updated forms.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Have you ever wondered where some of our local products come from and who the people are behind each product? We are super excited about our 4th Annual Food Fest here at Hendersonville Produce on Feb. 1st. There will be samples provided by each vendor that will be participating. There is no fee to come and partake! We hope to see you there!

New Items
  • High Garden Teas
  • TruBee Gourmet Honey's
  • Darn Good Salsa
  • Professor Bailey's Pimento Cheese and Cheese Biscuits

From the home of the happy vegetables,
Regina Gammon

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What an amazing year it has been so far!  All of us here at HP wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year we are so thankful to serve our community and strive to bring more and more to you.  We continue to be blessed and successful, not only by our efforts, but by your continued support.  We appreciate you making us a part of your weekly routine!

As the weather becomes cooler (or should we say down right COLD), we will be here with regular store hours to provide all you need throughout the winter months.  This week, the store has an abundance of your "side dishes" that you might need this weekend such as:  sweet potatoes, turnip greens, yellow squash, assortment of peppers...and so much more!

NEW CROP NUTS are here as well!  These were very recently picked, shelled and delivered to HP.  These are not will be able to taste the difference!

Hope you all have a safe and fun week during this holiday season.  We look forward to continue serving you and your family!

From the home of the happy vegetables,

Regina Gammon
Hendersonville Produce
760 E. Main Street
H'ville TN 37075

Hours: Monday - Saturday / 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holiday Hours: Nov 28th - CLOSED / Nov 29th - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holiday Gift Baskets are a great gift.  Call for more info!
We're going nuts over here.  :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Farm to Table Dinner was a great success. We were blessed with great weather. It was wonderful to hear from some of our local farmers but even better to partake of the summer's bounty. We have heard good reports that would not have been possible without the participants and ticket buyers - that's you! Thank you for helping make the Farm to Table dinner a success.

We would love to hear back from you. Feel free to post your pictures on Facebook and tag Hendersonville Produce or send them to us and we will add them to our website.  Be sure to tag yourself! You may also use the following hashtag #farmtotabletn. 

We look forward to another great dinner next year!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Guests will feast local at Farm-to-Table Dinner

The article below was published in the Star News on Sept 13, 2013

Hendersonville Produce, Sumner CVB organize second annual event

Organic farmer Stuart Say tends to the Swiss chard and other greens that are almost ready for picking at Natural Fields Farm in Gallatin.

Organic farmer Stuart Say tends to the Swiss chard and other greens that are almost ready for picking at Natural Fields Farm in Gallatin. / Sherry Mitchell/The Hendersonville Star News

If You Go:

What: Farm-to-Table Dinner
Where: Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2310 Nashville Pike, Gallatin
When: Sept. 21, 6 p.m.
Cost: $52 per person, available online at
Contact: 615-826-0033
Menu: Smoked brisket, smoked half-chickens; Israeli couscous; collard and turnips with sweet onion and poached bacon; Rosemary red potatoes; corn soufflĂ©; red and green pepper custard; salad; bread; desserts and a Farmer’s Antipasto Table featuring assorted cheeses, fruits, breads, pickled vegetables, spreads and dips.
Stuart Say doesn’t worry about rush hour traffic anymore.
Instead, he spends his mornings feeding more than four dozen chickens and strolling through rows of fresh vegetables.
After 17 years in the corporate world, the 39-year-old recently traded in his business suit to become an organic farmer, tending one acre at a time. He grows potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, blackberries and raspberries on a 5.5-acre farm in Gallatin.
Say farmed part-time for six years before deciding last November that he would make Natural Fields Farm his full-time profession.
Natural Fields will join more than four other regional farms, including Bradley Country Acres of Cottontown, in donating fresh food for the second annual Farm-to-Table Dinner sponsored by Hendersonville Produce and the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau Saturday, Sept. 21. The event will be held on the grounds of the old Comer home, which houses the CVB.
All of the produce from Natural Fields is grown without chemicals or pesticides, said Say.
His 50 free-range chickens lay up to 14 dozen eggs each week.
“The farm fresh eggs are very popular,” he said. “They have a different taste to them – the yolks are almost like (University of Tennessee) orange instead of yellow and we usually sell out each week.”
It’s not a 9-5 job, but it is rewarding, the Gallatin resident said.
“I work ... pretty much every day and some are longer than others, but I love it,” he said. “I get to spend time with my (three) kids when I need to and also it’s a good way to teach children to take care of the earth.”
As the summer draws to an end, Say will begin to harvest fall produce, including kale, spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, and spaghetti and butternut squashes.
In late January, the cycle comes full circle and Say will start with planting season all over again. The seeds are first germinated inside, then transferred to a green house and later replanted into the ground when spring arrives.
Say sells some of his crop to Hendersonville Produce and at the Farmers Market in Hendersonville. Natural Fields also participates in a hybrid CSA (community-supported agriculture) subscription service that delivers to Gallatin and Hendersonville.
At the farm-to-table event, guests will sample some of what Say has grown, including potatoes and fresh basil, at the casual dinner and wine tasting. A portion of ticket sales go toward scholarships at Volunteer State Community College for agricultural students.
Reporter Sherry Mitchell can be reached at 575-7117 or