Looking at Local

As Nashville and its surrounding areas have begun to cautiously reopen their doors with regulations in place, we felt it was a good time to highlight some small and local businesses that need our support now more than ever. From food to coffee to tanning to clothes, here is a round-up of some local businesses you might want to check out!

The Cupcake Collection

1213 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208 (https://www.thecupcakecollection.com/)

Following up on our last blog, we teamed up with The Cupcake Collection for our PARKing Day parklet, founded by Mignon Francois in Germantown in 2008! Open six days a week and pumping out dozens of flavors at affordable prices, The Cupcake Collection is the place to go for cakes. One of our principals, Dallas Caudle, recommends the Sweet Potato flavor (a Cupcake Collection original and their best seller!)

Pumphrey & Beard Coffee Co.

106 E College St, Dickson, TN 37055 and Farmers Markets (https://www.pumphreyandbeardcoffeecompany.com/)

“My new go-to coffee provider, I found Pumphrey & Beard Coffee Co at the East Nashville Farmers’ Market where they were selling individual coffee drinks as well as (my new staple) 64 oz cold brew growlers. They recently opened a cafe in Dickson, but you can find them in and around Nashville throughout the week at the different markets, or they deliver if you order online!  If you visit their shop, not only can you get their coffee, but they sell goods from other local businesses like Lillian St Bread and Green Jeans Houseplants (my new plant supplier this quarantine.)” – Erin Reed

Lillian St Bread at East Nashville Farmers’ Market

East Nashville Farmers’ Market

Corner of 5th & Woodland in East Nashville, every Tuesday from 3:30-6:30pm til December

“I moved to East Nashville in July and immediately found myself buying my week’s supply of produce and baked goods at the Farmer’s Market. Flying S Farms and Delvin Farms for my vegetables, Fear and Loafing in Nash Vegas and The Cake Project for all my dairy-free baked good needs, and Mayhop Sparkling Water for, well, sparkling water! There’s food trucks and ice cream, mini pies and tamales, even fresh pasta and soups to take home for same day dinner! I always find something delicious (or another plant) to take home, and the vendors are friendly. It’s my favorite place to go on Tuesdays.” – Erin Reed

Nothing like fresh produce and supporting local farmers

Fat Bottom Brewing Co

800 44th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 (https://fatbottombrewing.com/)

Instagram: @fatbottombrews

“This was discovered out of convenience in proximity to where I now live but I am a big fan. When quarantine hit, they adapted to the demands for basic grocery necessities by selling their bulk produce and dry goods. They are always looking to be fresh and give you the best deal possible. And also their beers are tall boys so what can be so bad?! They are now starting a pop-up food stand with rotating vendors, exposing more entrepreneurs who are trying to make it big in Music City!”  – Elizabeth Ott

Little Seed Farm

Website: https://littleseedfarm.com/

Instagram: @littleseedfarm 

Location: Lebanon, TN 

“I discovered this company at a local boutique back home in Clarksville. They sell their products to various merchants across the state but you can purchase straight from the supplier. I decided to try their deodorant once upon a time and loved it! All the scents are fresh and keep you smelling clean throughout the day without the use of any metals or bad chemicals that they say you shouldn’t use! Then more recently in March my hands were drying out and from over-washing and resulted in an eczema outbreak. I was reordering some deodorant and noticed they had some goat milk soaps and decided to get the charcoal facial soap, salt scrub, and oat bar and I can not emphasize enough how wonderful the oat bar was for my poor hands! All their soaps leave you moisturized and feeling clean. Affordable, kind, and passionate, I love to support this local(ish) business! 

If you don’t like ordering online, you can check them out at your local Kroger, Made In TN store, Turnip Truck and various other boutique stores.”  – Elizabeth Ott

The Cottage

6309 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 (https://www.facebook.com/TheCottageNashville/)

“Owned by a renowned estate sale hostess, this is a high-end consignment shop that always has a rotation of great treasures! I think that it is just the best place to wander around and examine the furniture, décor, and art that Mrs. Denton has in stock. Oh, and did I mention that you can propose your own price?! All prices are negotiable – my favorite part!!” – Elizabeth Ott

Beautifully Bronzed TN

Mobile Business (https://beautifullybronzedtn.com/)

“I’d like to do a shout out to my daughter’s business.  Beautifully Bronzed TN.  See the link below.  She has managed to keep her business running through the pandemic! She has always worn a mask and gloves, but she was shut down earlier as the pandemic caused city shut downs.  Thankfully, many of her regular clients offered to purchase advance packages so she could stay in business!  As summer is ending, what better time to keep your glow!  Chelsea is offering a 15% discount inthe month of October to all SGS team members!

The reason for my shout out – it’s obvious I am her biggest supporter and a proud mom!” – Sonya Smith

Other Farmers Markets

The best cluster of places to buy local and remain socially distanced are Farmers Markets, and Nashville is lucky to have so many in and around town. Previously mentioned was East Nashville’s Farmers Market, but there are so many more! All of them have their own instagram and website for more information.

A line of vendors at 12 South Farmers’ Market

12 South Farmers Market (Sevier Park) @https://www.instagram.com/12southfarmersmarket/

Tuesdays from 4-7pm May to October. They’ll have their final market event on October 26th!

Nashville Farmers’ Market (900 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208) @https://www.instagram.com/nashvillefarmersmarket/

Open every day, year round, they have an indoor food court style market for smaller eateries and gift shops, and outdoor stall market. This is also the home of Gardens of Babylon, a dangerous place for anyone who says “what’s one more house plant?”

Hip Donelson Farmers’ Market (3130 McGavock Pk, Nashville, TN 37214) @https://www.instagram.com/hipdfarmersmarket/

Fridays from 4-7pm until the end of October. With a little under 30 vendors and a food truck, it’s a nice after work stop if you’re in the area.

Richland Park Farmers’ Market (4711 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209) @https://www.instagram.com/richlandparkfarmersmarket/

Open every Saturday morning from 9am – 12pm! They have a smaller selection of vendors (15-20) in the Winter, but about 45-55 from Spring to Fall, the variety is great.

Nolensville Farmers’ Market (7248 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN, 37135) @https://www.instagram.com/nolensvillefarmersmarket/

Open every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm, April to November, with loads of vendors!