Wedge Oak Farm

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Southern September is still plenty hot, but the signs of impending autumn are unmistakable. Our plans — and taste buds — turn toward fall. Making sausage is a great way to prepare for cold-weather meals.

If you’re considering making sausage links with natural casings, watch Karen Overton from Wedge Oak Farm show you how it’s done in this month’s video.

Wilson County’s Wedge Oak Farm has been in Overton’s family since 1904. Today, it’s a meats-and-eggs community-supported agriculture venture and a source for some of the finest chefs in the nation. The farm’s prized Mangalitsa charcuterie hogs wander and root around the farm’s fields and woods and are used in a specialty sausage line Karen makes herself.

Visit PickTnProducts.org or use the free “Pick TN” mobile app to find farms, farmers markets and other places where meats and seasonal produce are sold.

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Tammy Algood

Originally from Starkville, Miss., Tammy Algood is a viticulture and wholesale produce specialist for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture's Market Development Division. She has a Bachelor’s of Science from Mississippi State University and a Master’s from Middle Tennessee State University. She writes about food for The Tennessean and monthly for The Tennessee Magazine. As the spokesperson for the statewide “Pick Tennessee Products” campaign, Tammy also develops recipes for their website at www.picktnproducts.org. Broadcast appearances include Nashville’s local ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates as well as statewide on PBS. Tammy can also be seen nationally on the HGTV and DIY networks.

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