Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Nashville donated a portion of its proceeds from the Sept. 14 Eat Green for Tennessee campaign to The Land Trust for Tennessee on Tuesday, Sept. 27, noting that the company’s 40-acre farm at Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station is on a land trust.

Puckett’s general manager, Autumn Friese and Rachel Layton, Director of Marketing for A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., along with several employees, presented a check for $1,680.10 to Liz McLaurin, president and CEO of The Land Trust for Tennessee at the restaurant located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Church Street downtown.

In addition to several local restaurants and breweries, Puckett’s Gro. joined in The Land Trust for Tennessee’s efforts to raise money to protect the state’s farmland and natural landscapes through its annual Eat Green for Tennessee fundraiser earlier in the month. Each participating restaurant pledged to donate 10% of its proceeds collected that day to the organization.

Puckett’s Gro. and its parent company, A. Marshall Family Foods Inc., are supporters of community organizations and have a vested interest in preserving local agriculture, pointing to the fresh produce sourced from the property at Homestead Manor.

For more information on The Land Trust for Tennessee, please visit the website at www.landtrusttn.org.

Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant has locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville, downtown Columbia and Chattanooga, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork.

For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com.

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