Yippeee!! I'm so glad to see so many postings! I need to update my settings because I did not get ANY of these replies. Anyway - we're here!!! We settled in Lakeland due to the proximity to Millington and my husband's commute. A couple of things I discovered:
1) Evergreen Farms milk - Yes! Aileen, I think you posted that but as I mentioned, I only just saw all of these. I found them at the Trolly Stop Market and have signed up for their Wednesday Cordova drop. Delicious milk! A little less creamy than what we were drinking, but I think they skim more of the cream than our Amish farmer did. Probably not so terrible for my waistline.
2) Pediatricians - I tried Dr. Folz and have never encountered so rude an individual as her office person, Bobbie, who flat out told me they would NOT sign any form for school that had zero shots on it. As background, we haven't vaccinated my daughter at all. When I told Bobbie that was not my impression of Dr. Folz based on other mothers' comments, she said they will work with an alternative schedule but not with someone who chooses not to vaccinate at all. She also displayed a frightening level of ignorance by telling me that she and the doctor knew of no exemptions for the state of TN. Since TN offers both religious and medical exemptions, I was gobsmacked. So I moved onto Laurelwood Pediatrics and Dr. Joel Siegel. LOVED him!!! Additional plus is they have Sunday sick kid hours. Dr. Siegel didn't even blink when I told him DD wasn't vaccinated. Didn't even ask me if I wanted to start. LOVELY!!! Complemented me on how beautifully healthy she was.
3) Whole Foods - thank God!! Can't afford to shop here very often, but great for lunch snacks, raw cheeses and non-hormone meat.
4) Meat - there are a couple of local vendors I'm looking into for pastured, non hormone meats. Can't wait.
All in all, it's looking up!! If anyone ever wants to get together, we're available. :)