by TJ AndersonWe work on new-construction and renovation projects in Nashville all the time, so home design concerns — paint colors, tile choices, kitchen finishes — are a big part of my life
Get Your Garden Going And Growing In Nashville
by TJ Anderson
As Nashville’s become more of a food destination, we’ve heard the term “farm to table” maybe just a few (kajillion) times. The overall concept — locally sourced, unprocessed foods coming pretty much straight from the ground to your chef’s hands — is an easy one to like, which may explain why a lot of restaurants use it as an approach and/or descriptor.
A community in California takes it about a thousand steps further: The Cannery, “an innovative mixed-used community … designed with a seven-acre Urban Farm” lets residents take what they eat directly from their community farm to their own table. Interesting, for sure.
I don’t imagine this Farm-to-Table Community concept will take root in Nashville any time soon, but plenty of us are putting more energy toward growing food at home, from simple herb gardens to full-on food forests.
Do you count yourself among the avid gardener/home farmer faithful? Wanna check out a few places on the market here now that give you a head start on your mini-farm-to-dining-room-table efforts? Take a look at some garden-to-table homes I found and rounded up:
4863 BRICK CHURCH PIKE
On five-plus acres in Goodlettsville, you have your creek, your pond, your barn with loft, your own orchard… your own vineyard? Not your everyday find, for sure, and a cute home, too.
1425 NEELYS BEND ROAD
Curve around the river from East Nashville to Neely’s Bend in Madison, and you’ve got a nearly 3,200-square-foot home on four-plus acres of land for well under $350,000. Serious growing is ready to happen here, with a large barn, fenced pasture and space that's already set up for gardening. Click through the images — you’ll see a woodland friend, too.
4070 WILSON PIKE
Not only is this 3-bed, 2-bath home on nearly an acre and a half of Franklin land, but your personal farm has already been started for you — see above. The interior is no slouch, either, with great vaulted ceilings, a cute brick fireplace and open kitchen.
1305 CRESTRIDGE COURT
A lovely 4-bedroom home, with a comfortable and cozy living room replete with fireplace, a well-appointed kitchen with an island perfect for breakfast and homework… But it’s outside that really stands apart, here. Just look at that picture above — feels like you just stumbled into The Shire. With a beautiful perennial garden and pond, your working-in-the-dirt dreams are ready to be realized.
1421 WESTHAVEN BLVD.
Over in beautiful and family-friendly Westhaven in Franklin, you have an absolutely pristine home — luxury kitchen, big master on main, the works. Outside, within the picture-perfect picket fence: your personal gardening oasis, already fenced in to fend off Williamson County bunnies.
Hunting for the perfect place to build your garden? Let us help you find it!
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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