Nashville Eater - #1 Kid Friendly Choice

The Old School farm to table restaurant has been featured in Nashville Eater as one of the best places in Nashville to dine for those with kids! The term “kid friendly restaurant” often makes us think of separate kids menus and plastic jungle gyms. Fortunately, The Old School presents a much better option! Located on a sprawling farm property, we boast a huge patio area, a barn, and lots of outdoor space for you to explore with your kids. 

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Barry ONeill
The Good Luck Leek

The leek is a superfood, high in not only fiber but also in heart protecting substances such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which help to prevent our blood vessels from damage, and folate, a B vitamin which also supports our cardiovascular system. 

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Barry ONeill
Prioritizing and Staying Within Your Budget

We all have a budget, no matter how big or small, especially when it comes to your wedding day.  But is there a “perfect” way to spend that large amount of money that you have, potentially, been saving for for a VERY long time?  There is no “perfect” way, but here are a few tips to help you create the wedding day you have always dreamed of, all while staying within your allowed budget.

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Barry ONeill
5 Things You Didn't Know About Father's Day

1.WASHINGTON WAS THE FIRST STATE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY.

In 1909, Spokane resident Sonora Smart Dodd was listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at her local church when she had the idea to try and establish a similar day to honor the hard-working fathers of the community.

2. ROSES WERE ORIGINALLY A BIG PART OF THE CELEBRATION.

That first Father’s Day included a church service where daughters would hand red roses to their fathers during the mass.

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Barry ONeill
Benefits Of Beef

Red meat has a number of great health benefits, and it tastes great!

1.Red meat contains protein and essential nutrients which are more bioavailable than in other foods. Notably, several nutrients in steak are in very short supply for some of the population, such as iron and zinc.

2. Grass-fed beef is higher in conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3, both of which have benefits for heart health. It is also higher in vitamin A and E and antioxidants that help protect against cancer

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Barry ONeill
The King Of Mushrooms

Packed full of flavor and with an impressive nutrition profile to boot, King Oyster Mushrooms should be a welcomed addition to a healthy nutrition regime.

  • Very good source of riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and dietary fiber

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Top 5 Reasons To Eat Turnip Greens

They may be a Southern Classic, but there are more reasons to eat Turnip Greens than just the great taste!

1. High Source of Antioxidants
Turnip greens nutrition is especially of interest to disease specialists because of the vast antioxidants present within the plant’s leaves. Numerous studies show that diets high in antioxidants from fresh vegetables help to fight against a number of illnesses.

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Barry ONeill
How To Make Your Company Retreat A Success

1.) Choose a Fun Venue!
Be sure to research and book a venue that is fun and different from what they are used to on a daily basis.  These are typically difficult to find, especially when dealing with large groups of people, so you want to be sure to try and book in advance.  If your company is in an office building, try booking something outdoors and give your team a breath of fresh air.  There are venues available that will allow you to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, but will also provide spaces for you to meet, host strategic planning sessions, and give presentations.  Giving everyone a break from their everyday routine, will help encourage creativity, motivation, and increase morale.

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Barry ONeill
The Benefits Of Kale

1. The Kale superfood craze may seem like a modern sensation, but the crop itself is at least 2,000 years old. Ancient Greeks grew Kale, writings from the pre-Christian Roman Empire mention kale-like cabbages, and the earliest American record is dated 1669.

2. One cup of kale has three times as many calories as lettuce, but it is simultaneously higher in fiber and can have up to six times as much calcium.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Easter
  1. Not Just Eggs. Having a fruit cake style dessert filled with apricot jam and topped with marzipan balls may not sound the best, but for the British it is. A lot of people believe that the marzipan is something that symoolizes Jesus and his 12 apostles, this is why it had become a British tradition to add into a cake.

  2. In 2018, Americans were estimated to have spent $18.2 billion on Easter.

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Barry ONeill
Top Five Reasons To Own A Dog!

The Old School Nashville Dog Park will be open soon!

Follow us on Facebook @theoldschoolfarmtotable or Instagram @theoldschoolnashville to keep up with all the fun things happening this summer!

1.Keep you active: Dogs are naturally high-energy companions and love to play and exercise. As a result, dog owners are often inspired toward an active lifestyle to satisfy their dog’s needs. Research conducted by the American Heart Association revealed that dog owners were 54 percent more likely to get the recommended amount of exercise than non-dog owners.

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Barry ONeill
Health & Herbs

Herbs are valuable is so many ways. They can be used as aromatics, as ingredients, and as medicine. Growing a variety of herbs in your garden will improve your life exponentially. Plus, they're quite easy to grow which makes them a breeze to add to your indoor or outdoor garden. These three we recommend for any garden, large or small.

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The Benefits of Composting for the Home Garden

A garden absolutely loves having compost added to it for extra nutrients and better soil health. Compost enriches the soil, suppresses plant diseases, assists in retaining water, and encourages beneficial fungi and bacteria. When you add compost to your garden, your vegetables and flowers rejoice. And you will too when you see the happy, robust plants and hefty harvests.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About St Patrick's Day

1.The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States was held in Boston (1737).

2.Shamrocks are the national flower/emblem of Ireland.

3.The color of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue.
Wearing green has become a staple of St. Patrick’s Day, but the holiday was originally associated with the color blue. It’s thought that the shift to green happened because of Ireland’s nickname “The Emerald Isle,” the green in the Irish flag and the shamrock, or clover. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn as early as the 17th century

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Let it RAIN!

No one ever wants to say it.  In fact, I actually spell it out instead of saying it out loud when I’m speaking with a client.  “What happens in case it was to R-A-I-N?”  The fact of the matter is, whether you are hosting an inside or an outside event, rain can tend to throw a kink into things.  In fact, you should always prepare yourself and wrap your mind around the idea that it may not go exactly the way you always pictured.  The good news is, most of the time, it goes even better.  And I’ve always heard it’s good luck to have a little rain on your wedding day ;) 


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