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For more than a decade, Tennesseans have enthusiastically embraced the farm-to-table movement. Our abundance of local agriculture means that no matter where you live in Middle Tennessee, you’re likely no more than a quick drive from an independent farm. Today, we’re spotlighting the Top Ten U-Pick Farms in Middle TN.

U-Pick farms invite members of the community to visit and pick their own produce. This experience is a great way to connect with the people who grow our food, with nature, and with each other. Children are often especially enchanted with the idea of picking their own food, which makes this an ideal method for encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption.

Tennessee’s Growing Seasons

While some of our favorite farms focus on one

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As Tennesseans, we love the gorgeous natural landscapes our state is famous for. Greenways offer residents and visitors flat, usually paved paths that wind through verdant trees, lush meadows, alongside rivers or creeks, and often link these beautiful spaces with neighborhoods, parks, schools, and more extensive hiking trails. Whether you’re searching for a place to ride your bike, push your baby in a stroller, train for a marathon, or do some bird watching, our picks for the best greenways in Middle TN have the path that’s perfect for your needs.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway
1900 Davidson St | Nashville

Shelby Bottoms Greenway extends through 950 acres of forests, wetlands, meadows, and streams nestled against the Cumberland River. Located just

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Much of the southeast US is home to phenomenal music, but Tennessee holds a central role in the country’s musical history. Blues, bluegrass, classic country, country pop, rock ‘n’ roll, and southern gospel all have roots that sprouted right here! Today, Tennessee is 1st in the nation for employment in music publishing, and third for employment in musical instrument manufacturing, sound recording, record production, integrated record production and distribution, and numbers of musical artists and groups.

Clearly, Tennessee and music are inseparable. In honor of our region’s love of music, we’re proud to share Parks Realty’s picks for the Best Music Venues in Middle TN! You can’t help but have the time of your life when you’re enjoying a truly great

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Tennessee has a special connection to Ireland through the early waves of newcomers to this region, most of whom were English and Scots-Irish. Nashville itself was founded by two Irishmen, and recent census reports reveal that more than 10% of Tennessee residents claim Irish or Scots-Irish ancestry.

Our music and our cuisine reflect and celebrate our Irish influence, perhaps never more so than during the festivities around St. Patrick’s Day! Today, we’re bringing you our guide to the top St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Middle TN, Memphis, and one special event located six miles outside Chattanooga. 

May you have a merry week of celebration full of shamrocks, green beer, and excellent company. Sláinte!

1.) St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Various

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Tennessee’s history, cuisine, architecture, and hospitality are all on full display at the best historic hotels and inns in the Nashville region. Whether you’re headed to our fine state on vacation, coming to visit family, or are a local looking for a getaway not too far from home, you’re sure to love any one of the following top 10 recommendations.

The Hermitage Hotel
231 6th Ave N | Nashville

The Hermitage is a world-famous, five-star luxury destination and historic landmark. Since 1910, Nashvillians and globetrotters alike have gathered here to celebrate, discuss business, and make memories.

Today, The Hermitage blends the preservation of history seamlessly with the most luxurious, modern amenities. The guest accommodations are expansive,

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Brunch is more than a meal: it’s an event. Brunch is when the night owls and morning larks can come together and eat anything their hearts desire. Where—and when—else can you have a mimosa, a Bloody Mary, coffee, bacon, ham, steak, waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, pasta, salad, and cake on offer at once?

Nowhere. Only at brunch.

In Middle Tennessee, our brunch options are seemingly endless. Delicious aromas waft through the air, inviting you to pull up a chair and spend hours lingering over picturesque, mouth-watering meals. How can you begin to choose where to settle in for your weekend brunch?

We’ve got you covered with our list of our Top Ten Best Brunch Spots in Middle TN! Our team members have gone out for brunch hundreds of times between

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The holiday season in Middle Tennessee is one of the most fun-filled, activity-packed events in the nation. We’ve selected some of our very favorite destinations, pop-up bars, shows, shopping pop-ups, and family-friendly festivals below. We hope you take full advantage of the rich festivities this year! We’re delighted that we’re all going to be able to get out in the community once again in 2021. 

Home Alone at Hidden Bar

200 4th Ave N | Nashville

Opening Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Feeling nostalgic? Head to this Home Alone-inspired bar to be transported to the McCallister home circa 1990—complete with the famous residence’s signature décor and design elements that will recall memorable moments. Of course, you’ll also enjoy Hidden

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In the midst of the flurry of activity that so often pervades our holiday season, many of us treasure the relaxation and joy we experience on our annual holiday light viewing trips around Middle Tennessee. If you’re planning to connect with the beauty of the season on a holiday light expedition, we highly recommend the following destinations as the Best Holiday Light Experiences in the region.

Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

1200 Forrest Park Drive | Nashville
Open Daily November 20 – January 09 | 5 PM - 10 PM
Walking Tour | FAQ

Cheekwood Estates is once again opening the gates of their historic mansion’s breathtaking grounds for Holiday Lights. This tour’s path winds through more than a mile of 0ver 1 million lights and leads to s’mores pits,

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As we approach the season of Thanksgiving, many of our community’s more fortunate residents are searching for ways to give back locally in Middle Tennessee. We have dozens of organizations that are based right here, which ensures that your time or donations of goods or services will be put to compassionate use, taking care of the people and animals who live alongside us.

The great news is that it doesn’t take a huge donation of time or money to make an impact! Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.

We’ve organized the following opportunities by category, which we hope will allow you to connect with a cause that’s close to your heart. 

Battling Food Insecurity

Food banks are always in need of canned beans, canned fish, nut and

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As the weather cools throughout autumn and the chill of winter approaches, there’s nothing so comforting as a warm bowl of soup. Now, for many soup lovers, only one kind of hearty, savory, succulent soup reigns supreme: ramen. Savory broth bathes tender noodles, toppings get slurped up with every bite—it's heaven in a bowl! As you know, every ramen house has its own take on the traditional flavors. We’ve been trying ramen all over the region, and today, we’re sharing our Top Ten picks.

Perhaps you’ve enjoyed ramen for decades, or perhaps you’re in the mood to try it for the first time. Either way, you’ll be delighted by the following locations we’ve voted in as Middle Tennessee’s Best Ramen Shops!

Otaku Ramen

Nashville, TN

Nashville’s

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