March 20, 2019

Food Pantries/Programs

 

Bangham Heights Baptist Church

5961 Hilham Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506

Open 1st and 3rd Sunday from 4-6pm 

931-528-8885

 

The Care Center

Steven's Street Baptist Church

327 Stevens St., Cookeville

Open noon to 2 p.m., MWF 931-520-4881,

infor@stevensstreet.org

 

College Side Church of Christ

252 E. 9th St., Cookeville

931-526-2661, kandy@collegeside.org

Open 4-6 p.m., Wednesdays

 

First Christian Church

780 Fairground Street

Open 8-10 a.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays

931-526-4241

 

Food to the Rescue

Putnam County, Tennessee

Delivers meals to children during school breaks.

931-510-0471

Email: foodtotherescue@yahoo.com

Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

565 E. 10th St., Cookeville

931-526-6585

Tuesday open 1-3 p.m.

 

First United Methodist Church

165 E. Broad St., Cookeville

931 526-2177, office@cookevillefumc.org

Open 3-6 p.m., Tuesdays

 

Helping Hands Putnam County

421 E. Broad, Cookeville

931-526-3838, hhpc@frontiernet.net

Open 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., M-F

 

Life Church

2223 N. Washington Ave., Cookeville

931-526-6900

Benevolent assistance offered 9-10:30 a.m.,

Wednesdays and Thursdays. By appointment only; no walk ins.

The River Community Church

1200 Miracle Road, 

Cookeville, TN, 38506

931-528-3660

Open noon to 2 p.m., MWF

 

Sycamore Church of Christ

1144 Crescent Dr., Cookeville

931-526-5427

Open 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays (*Maybe Tuesdays)

 

Trinity Outreach

205 W. Wall St., Algood

931-537-9814

Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., M-TR

 

Tennessee Tech University Food Pantry

Tech Village, 910 N. Willow Ave., Cookeville

931-372-6143

Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., MTWT; limited hours during the summer

 

Willow Avenue Church of Christ

1150 S. Willow Ave., Cookeville

931-432-2333

Open 1-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays

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Mar 20, 2019

Independent Restaurants

 

These locally owned and operated restaurants are

interested in buying locally and offer healthful, nutritious food choices.

 

Back Room Bistro

39 W. Broad St, Cookeville, TN

Open Monday-Friday, 8am-2:30pm

931-510-6145, www.backroombistro.com

Owner and Chef Rodney Laulo

 

Blue Pig Smoke House and Oyster Bar

35 W. Broad St, Cookeville, TN

Open Monday-Friday 11am-2pm,

4:30pm-9:00pm, Sundays 11am-3pm

931-854-9970, https://bluepigcookeville.com 

Owner and Chef Kent Birdwell

 

Blue Rooster Canteen

18 N. Cedar Ave, Cookeville, TN

Open Monday-Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday noon-4pm

chad@blueroostercanteen.com, 931-260-4398

Owner and Chef Chad Combs

Sources from Master's Garden and Water's Farm

Char Steak Lounge

14 S. Washington Ave, Cookeville, TN

Open Monday-Friday 4pm-10pm, Sunday Brunch 10:30-2pm

931-520-2427, www.shsteaklounge.com 

Crawdaddy's 

53 W. Broad St, Cookeville, TN

Open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm,

and Sunday 10:30am-10pm

931-526-4660

Owner Drew Blalock,

Business partner and produce buyer Blue Hensley

P’Dillys Cupcakes

41 W. Broad St., Cookeville

Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

931-854-9820, www.pdillyscupcakes.com

Owner and Head Baker Machelle Staggs

 

Poet’s on the Square

230 E. Broad St., Cookeville

Open MTWTFSS 931-372-2201,

poetscookeville@gmail.com, poetscookeville.com

Owner Jeremy Crabtree

 

Roberts Street Café

105 Roberts St., Livingston

Open 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

931-403-2825

General Manager and Owners Chris and LaDonna Hix

Sources from Stockton’s Farm.

 

Seven Senses Food and Cheer

32 W. Broad St., Cookeville

Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

931-520-0077, manager@sevensenses.com

Head Chef Chad Combs

 

World Foods International Grocery and Delicatessen

22 N. Cedar Ave., Cookeville

Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

931-528-5090

Owner and Chef Bill Hedderick

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Mar 20, 2019

Local Farmers Markets and Farm Directory

 

Area farmers markets and farm-direct stands are open seasonally, most a limited number of days a week. This listing also includes counties adjacent to Putnam County. Click on each for more information.

o    Cookeville Farmers Market, 530 Mahler Ave., Cookeville 

o    Cumberland County Farmers Market, 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville 

o    Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market, 185 Hood Dr., Crossville  

o    Downtown Green Market, corner of Broad and Dixie, Cookeville 

o    DeKalb County Farmers Market, 205 E. Bryant St., Smithville 

o    Jackson County Farmers Market, 757 Grundy Quarles Hwy, Gainesboro 

o    Little Creek Produce, 3500 Gainesboro Grade, Cookeville 

o    Livingston-Overton County Farmers Market, corner of University and Spring Streets, Livingston

o    Malco Produce Farm, 154 Bennett Ln., Cookeville 

 

o    Monterey Farmers Market, South Holly St., Monterey 

o    White County Farmers Market, Metcalf Park, Sparta

o    SeedFork of the Highlands 

 

o    SeedFork's Community Garden Network 

o    Sparta Green Market, 5 West Maple St., Sparta

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Mar 20, 2019

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)

Information on numerous CSAs in the area can be found here: Local Harvest

Jan 23, 2019

Nutrition Education

 

Many organizations offer nutrition education in cafeterias, community centers, for-credit, and non-for-credit courses. Listed here are organizations providing nutritional information in a variety of ways. 

 

Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Patient/family diet support and community education by registered dieticians.

 

Healthier Tennessee, Cookeville

Contact Cookeville City Council Member Chuck Womack @ 931-526-9591, healthiertn.com

Putnam County Health Department

Nutrition workshops, 931-528-2531

 

Seedfork of the Highlands

Cooking Demonstrations, by Rodney Laulo (Chef, Back Door Bistro) - to be announced

 

Tennessee Justice Center

 Nutrition Director, Contact Signe Anderson, sanderson@tnjustice.org

 

University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension, Putnam County

Farmers' Market Fresh program, Contact Michelle Parrot @ 931-526-4561

 

Upper Cumberland Development District / Area Agency on Aging

Monthly newsletter by registered dietician,

Contact Assistant Director Holly Williams - hwilliams@ucdd or 931-432-411

Emergency Food Assistance

 

Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency

 

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes food periodically throughout the Upper Cumberland to people with a valid UCHRA commodity card. Visit uchra.com/commodity for a schedule.

Cookeville Rescue Mission

1331 South Jefferson Avenue

Cookeville, TN 38506

(931) 528-5819

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