Make 2021 The Year of a Strong Immune System

Here’s to a New Year and putting your best foot forward!

2021 is right upon us and having a strong immune system should be on top of everyone’s new year’s goals. A strong immune system looks good on everyone! At the Turnip Truck, we have many delicious and easy ways to meet your body’s immune needs.

Here are some key things you can do to help keep a healthy immune system:

*Stress Less

While it may be challenging right now, it is all the more reason to take care of yourself and manage your stress levels. Stress can release the hormone cortisol, making it harder for your cells to repair themselves. Doing some deep breathing, stretching, and yoga throughout the day can reduce stress levels and elevate your mood almost immediately. Connecting with friends and loved ones is important now more than ever. Laugh and share smiles. They say that “laughter is the best medicine.” There is some truth to that. Laughter releases endorphins – the feel-good chemical which relieves stress.

*Eat a Healthier Diet

Vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts are full of nutrients essential to immune health. A diet rich in colorful food typically will be higher in important vitamins. These foods can help you strengthen your immune system: Citrus, Green Tea, Red Peppers, Broccoli, Garlic, Ginger, Kale, Spinach, Yogurt, Nuts, Turmeric, Papaya, Chicken, Sunflower Seeds, Oregano, Mushrooms.

*Herbs and Vitamins

Supplementing your diet with immune-boosting vitamins and herbs can help improve your immune system. Here a few items that you may want to include daily and a few for when the flu has knocked you down:
– Oil of Oregano
– Elderberry
– Zinc
– Vitamins A, B6, C, D & E
– Mushroom supplements

And don’t forget to sleep well and stay hydrated!

If you have any questions, visit the Health & Beauty section of any of our stores where our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to assist you!

 

 

Thanksgiving Dinner 2022

Pre-Order Your Turnip Truck Thanksgiving Feast – starting Nov. 1

With a fully cooked turkey and house-made

seasonal sides, we have all you need to celebrate!

 

Stop in and speak to a manager!

Order early at the store of your choice to ensure item availability. Please plan for 24-hour turnaround. Turnip Truck stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

(Orders are taken in-store only at the East and West stores) 

 

Our Holiday Menu

Main Course 

– Turkey for eight, 10-12 lbs, antibiotic and hormone-free, with a 26 oz. side of turkey gravy ($75)

Dessert

– Pecan Pie – $17.99
– Pecan Pie (Gluten-free) – $18.99
– Pumpkin Pie – $15.99
– Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-free) – $16.99

Sides (Available in 1, 2 or 5 lb sizes)

– Macaroni & Cheese w/Hatch Chilis (vegetarian) $7.99/lb
– Mashed Potatoes (vegetarian) – $7.99/lb
– Mashed Sweet Potatoes (vegan) – $7.99/lb
– Brussels Sprouts Roasted w/Garlic (vegetarian) – $7.99/lb
– Classic Cornbread Stuffing – $7.99/lb
– Cornbread Stuffing (vegetarian) – $7.99
– Cranberry Orange Sauce (vegetarian) – $7.99/lb
– Pull-Apart Rolls – $5.99
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East Nashville
701 Woodland St.
West Nashville
5001 Charlotte Ave.
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Store Hours:
Mon-Sat 7 am -9 pm
Sun 8 am -8 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day

Women-Owned Businesses

Turnip Truck is committed to gender equity, currently stocking products from 30+ woman-owned businesses. Since opening in 2001, we have proudly — and intentionally — supported leading women in the local and organic sectors.

From farmers to producers of health and beauty products, prepared foods, and other items, these women blaze trails. Like Rosine, featured on our new Charlotte store mural, female business owners represent the minority in agriculture — despite their vast contributions.

Please join Turnip Truck in supporting gender equity.

  • -Yarbourogh Organics
  • -Bloomsbury Farm
  • -Natalie’s Juice
  • -Evanhealy
  • -Andalou Naturals
  • -Urban Moonshine
  • -Rainbow Light
  • -Schmidt’s
  • -Radius
  • -Natracare
  • -Lunette
  • -Diva Cup
  • -Kuli Kuli
  • -Essential Oxygen
  • -Earth Mama
  • -Stasher
  • -Ology Essential
  • -Neta’s Naturals
  • -Stomping Grounds
  • -Carol’s Vibrations
  • -Honey Pot
  • -Alchemy of Sol
  • -Ology (farmers, too)
  • -Neta’s Naturals
  • -Remedy Bone Broth
  • -Santo Nino Tortillas
  • -The Shortbread Shop
  • -The Wild Muffin
  • -Trubee Honey
  • -Hummus Chick
  • -Tree-Free
  • -Tomato Head
  • -Apothepurity

 

 

Turnip Truck Partnered with Fairtrade America to Create Mural

October is Fair Trade Month, and Turnip Truck founder John Dyke has teamed up with Fairtrade America to promote Fair Trade and Gender Equality.

While 60-80% of the world’s food is produced by women, many still face gender inequity daily. Turnip Truck and Fairtrade America enlisted Nashville muralist Tarabella Aversa (www.tarabellaaversa.com) to paint West African cocoa farmer Rosine Bekoin on the West Nashville store at 5001 Charlotte Avenue.

Self-employed, Rosine owns and runs the farm she inherited from her mother – a rarity for women in her native Africa. Click here for more of Rosine’s inspiring story.

Throughout the month of October, Turnip Truck will feature Fairtrade America certified products and drawings at all locations. Stop by to learn more — and enter to win!

For more information on Fairtrade America and certification, go to Fairtrade America. 

#choosefairtrade