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Old 01-23-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Sorry, but these are southern directions. Take Hwy 164 towards love joy/hanginglimb, wilder. Turn right where you see all the muddy pond signs.follow that road to the 4 way, turn left take first right, keep going. Your there. Or hwy 62 towards clarkrange, turn left at the signs, go thru the 4 way, take first right, there you are. There is also a store off hwy 70 towards crossville, past the nuddy camp, turn right I believe its tanner rd.

Not Amish, they are Mennonites. I wouldnt call it specialilty foods although they have very good fried pies and home made breads.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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What's specialty food? Why is it special? Seriously, I'm curious. Is it like expensive designer label food or international food or some kind of food for medical conditions?
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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What's specialty food? Why is it special? Seriously, I'm curious. Is it like expensive designer label food or international food or some kind of food for medical conditions?
For me, "specialty food" implies boutique shopping. I don't know if you've wandered down to Knoxville much, but there are a couple of stores in Knoxville that would definitely qualify: Gourmet's Market on Kingston Pike and the two Fresh Markets (both on Kingston Pike, of course).

It's stuff like imported organic Greek extra virgin olive oil, tapanade from the south of France, Swiss yogurt, bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, Belgian baking chocolate, English clotted cream, crème fraiche, raw French cheeses, Irish butter, Italian lemonade, stuff like that.

Even Knoxville doesn't have a lot of that, so I end up going to the DeKalb World Market just outside of Atlanta and stock up every few months.
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:50 AM
 
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I know this is an old thread, and by judging from the excitement around the potential Publix coming, I'm guessing there is not a specialty food shop in town. Anything close to it? Is there even a market for one there? Will be moving there next year.
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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I know this is an old thread, and by judging from the excitement around the potential Publix coming, I'm guessing there is not a specialty food shop in town. Anything close to it? Is there even a market for one there? Will be moving there next year.
Kroger actually doesn't have a bad selection of specialty/gourmet foods. The Kroger in Cookeville is jam packed 24/7 and its selection of specialty foods is probably one of the reasons. Otherwise, World Foods on Cedar downtown has a small selection of imported stuff, it seems mainly from Italy. There's a good selection of Hispanic groceries, meats, and baked goods at the various Hispanic grocers in town. Having a Publix in Cookeville will definitely help, but until then you might find yourself driving to Nashville occasionally to stock up at places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods or, depending on what you're looking for, some of the more exotic international grocers along Nolensville Road.
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Old 09-02-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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Thanks JMT, yes, love Trader Joes and Fresh Market, but was hoping for an independent market or specialty food shop that sells local products as well as imported items. I may just have to look into opening one myself
World Foods sounds interesting though.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:06 AM
 
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" The Kroger in Cookeville is jam packed 24/7"

lol they turn most of the lights off at night. Take your flashlight if you want produce

We have great farmer's markets and CSAs
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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" The Kroger in Cookeville is jam packed 24/7"

lol they turn most of the lights off at night. Take your flashlight if you want produce

We have great farmer's markets and CSAs
Ha True. I don't normally go to Kroger in the middle of the night so I misspoke. Nonetheless, the Kroger in Cookeville does a brisk business. And I agree about the farmers' markets and the CSAs. I'll also throw in the Green Market which has some great stuff.
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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Such a great way to support local growers! Could you send me a link to the CSA that you know of?
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:53 AM
 
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Ha True. I don't normally go to Kroger in the middle of the night so I misspoke. Nonetheless, the Kroger in Cookeville does a brisk business. And I agree about the farmers' markets and the CSAs. I'll also throw in the Green Market which has some great stuff.
Perhaps you were only remembering when Kroger was open 24/7 except for Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas rather than misspeaking.
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