If you’re visiting Nashville, getting fresh vegetables may not be high on your list of Things To Do, but Green Door Gourmet has much, much more than just fresh vegetables. They offer many items you’ll find in a grocery store, except all of the items are from local companies.
I discovered Green Door Gourmet a few years ago when I first heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). There are several CSAs offered to Nashville-area residents, but most require a multi-month commitment. Being a 2-person household, most CSA boxes offered way more food than we could eat each week or month. Luckily, I found Green Door Gourmet, who offers a CSA with no commitment, and I can decide week-to-week whether I want to order a box. They offer a small, couples box that is designed for two adults, so it works out great for David and me.
Green Door has grown and expanded a few times since I first discovered them. What started out as a small shed where we picked up our box, has turned into a decent-sized store that offers multiple items beyond vegetables, including chicken, beef and pork (all usually from grass fed an/or organic farms nearby), pasta, canned goods, snacks and even household items like soaps, lotions and shampoos from local companies.
The best part of Green Door is that I always feel welcomed when I am there. The staff are friendly, helpful and always there with a smile. The owner, Sylvia Ganier, is usually around to help with your selections, answer questions and give suggestions. The feel is definitely home grown all around.
This post is part of a series I am writing, 31 Days of Nashville, where I am introducing several awesome places that make Nashville a great place to live and visit. Each day of the week has a different theme, and I am trying to focus on those hidden gems that aren’t as well known but just as worthy.