During the Vegan Month of Food, among other things, I plan to post about some local foods from TN and NC. As a preview, here are three of my favorite local vegan products from the Nashville area. If you find yourself within reach of Middle Tennessee, you must try them - and if you live here, by all means, please put your dollars in the pockets of local producers. The websites include information on where to buy.
Primm Springs Soysage - I've gotten all DIY with veggie sausage of late, but this stuff is damn good, non-GMO, and made right here by a real person (who is also a veg*n caterer). It's even been on the Food Network. It comes in hot and mild, and keeps well. Sliced and fried, it makes a great sandwich.
FarmSoy Soygurt - The best soy yogurt, ever. Really. It's unsweeetened and has no added junk: only soymilk and live cultures. If you are making Indian or Middle Eastern yogurt sauces, this is what you need. FarmSoy also makes wonderful, fresh, local tofu.
Journey to Bliss Pistachio Cheddar - A soft, spreadable, fermented nut cheese. We could eat the whole package in one sitting, easily, but we try to restrain ourselves. It's rich, tangy, and complex. The other nut cheeses and raw foods made by Journey to Bliss are also excellent. Now that cooler days are upon us, we plan to indulge in their raw chili soon.