Get Your Garden Going And Growing In Nashville

Dated: 08/26/2015

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by TJ Anderson

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!

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TJ Anderson

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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