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Nashville’s Hermitage goes all in on sustainability, buys cattle farm for hotel food

Excerpt from NewsChannel5

Dec 02, 2012 7:45 am

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If Delta can buy an oil refinery, why can’t a hotel buy a cattle farm? Smart move for locally sustainable hotels.

— Rafat Ali

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Owners of Nashville’s The Hermitage Hotel recently purchased a 245-acre farm in White Bluff where staff will raise cattle as part of a sustainability program started in 2008….Since 2008 the members of the hotel staff have worked a vegetable garden at the Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven farm in Nashville.

In addition to the vegetables grown at Glen Leven, the hotel has raised nearly two dozen head of cattle. Recently that beef has been graded prime…Once cattle start to graze at Double H Farms they will eventually plant corn that will be turned into The Hermitage Hotel brand grits.

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