Who We Are


Alan Powell, Operations Director

Alan Powell is Nashville Grown's local food distribution guru, managing the often headache-inducing logistics of getting produce from farm to buyer. For the past 6 years, he has managed the 175-member CSA program for Tennessee's oldest organic farm, Long Hungry Creek Farm. He is also an accomplished guitarist and edible plant forager. 

Laura Wilson, Board Treasurer

Laura Wilson is chef and director of the Grow Local Kitchen, a community kitchen space in the Market House of the Nashville Farmers' Market dedicated to promoting locally grown and sourced foods. Laura coordinates hands-on classes and demonstrations using a bounty of local ingredients. The Kitchen also serves as a business incubator for up and coming food entrepreneurs, a classroom for continuing culinary education and promotional space for Nashville Farmers’ Market vendors.


Jenny Vaughn, Board Secretary

Elizabeth Murphy, Board Member

Loran Shallenberger, Board Member