Carnivore Meat Company

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Full service butcher shop offering fresh meats cut daily as well as South African biltong, a wide variety of beef jerky, salamis and house-made sausages.                   Ste. 12F – Located at the North East side of the Factory…just below the Little Brick Theater
Tel: (615) 614-3134 Fax: (615) 807-3808
Email: info@carnivoremeatco.com
www.carnivoremeatco.com

Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Live Events at the Factory

Concerts. Conferences. Film. Live theatre—The Factory at Franklin continues to hold the esteemed honor of playing host to a variety of phenomenal Middle Tennessee cultural events. Events that are so tailor-made for Williamson County, they must be experienced to be believed. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind Southern art, culture, and music, you can rest easy knowing you’ve come to the right place.

 

With the newly renovated, Little Brick Theater, you can view independent and culturally significant film, and improve comedy all from the comfort of an art-house style theatre. Or maybe you’re interested in checking out some music? Liberty Hall hosts Music City Roots, a live-stream Americana music show, and the ever-darling Jameson Theatre’s creative series (put on by Studio Tenn) showcases pivotal productions that are not to be missed.

 

Interested in checking out an array of local Southern artistic talent? Our lovely tenant, City Farmhouse, will host two pop-up shows this year featuring a variety of vendors, including a very special guest vendor, Sheryl Crow! Everything from the annual Franklin Wine Festival to a regularly recurring pop-up fair is born and bred here at The Factory. All that’s missing is you…

 

Upcoming Events

 

6/22                Music City Roots Showcase

6/24                Music City Roots Showcase

6/26                Fan Fest Presents: A Night’s Watch: A Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale Party. Free Admission

7/9                  BBQ, Brews & Bands Festival

7/23                Italian Car Club Event

7/30                German Car Club Event

9/8-10             Kinekt Conference—digital media and technology

9/9-11             Art Paired (art2wear)—upscale event combining fine art and fashion

10/1                Toymania—vintage toy and comic show

10/2                Antique Automobile Club Car Show/Battlefield

10/14-15         City Farmhouse Pop Up Fair

10/21              Franklin Wine Festival—campus wide event

10/29              Off the Record Fashion Show

11/3-13           Studio Tenn presenting “Battle of Franklin”

Saturday at The Factory: A Love Story

It’s true what they say: the world is full of magic if you open the window wide enough and look for it. If you venture down the road and see what’s really there. It was a beautiful spring Saturday. I wanted to unearth something unexpected; to brush dust off a precious gem and hold it up to the light. I knew somewhere close this dream could be a reality, all warmth and sugar and creative action. Let’s just get going, I thought. Let’s just get gone. What I found when I entered The Factory at Franklin was nothing short of this—a place of comfort, of community, the triumphant heartbeat of local food, folk, and art that I’d been searching for, for a long, long time.

The day began early. What surprises would be in store? I made my way through the rolling hills and horses of Williamson County to The Factory at Franklin for the very first time. Parking was much easier than I expected, as there has been buzz about this spot for quite some time, and as soon as I found a spot the familiar smell of coffee brewing lured me right inside the doors of Honest Coffee Roasters.

Now, I am by all intensive purposes a coffee snob. I humbly admit it. After years and years of staying up late finishing grant proposals or writing the last myriad details of a manuscript, I take my coffee very, very seriously; and let me tell y’all, Honest Coffee Roasters has the good stuff, the real stuff. Real, real good in every way. It was a hot day, so I decided to grab a cold brew. That first sip? Heavenly. My sleepiness let out a long, withdrawing roar and the day had officially begun. I knew I wanted to get a good look at the entire Factory, so I waltzed out and down the hall towards Five Daughters Bakery. After all, as every true southern woman knows, the most sacred meal of the day has always been breakfast.

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There was a small line at Five Daughters, and in hindsight, I can see why. Crisp and sweet and flaky, this doughnut was one of the tastiest treats I’d eaten in years. I had about 30 minutes to kill before my friend and her son were meeting me to explore, so I decided on the blackberry lychee 100 layer doughnut (I’m an adventurous eater), and went to sit comfortably in the open-warehouse seating area. Lush leather couches, a tall glass ceiling, exposed beams, a chandelier… It was everything my little heart desired, and with my favorite breakfast treats to boot!

As I finished my breakfast, I people watched. Young parents with children learning to walk, grandparents with little leaguers, fathers, mothers, and even solo, young professionals like me—everyone was here, people of all walks of life… Had I found it? Was it real? Community and commerce, all types of people coming together to spend a day enjoying their Saturday off, it was real! This is the gem, I thought, as I finished my coffee. Here it is. Here it is, after all this time.

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Once my friend and her son arrived, we made our way outside to the Franklin Farmer’s Market that had set up shop in the expansive parking lot. How refreshing! Fresh produce, tasty food trucks, handmade soaps and lotions and stunning jewelry—this was the hotbed of local commerce I had been searching for. Everything here was locally sourced, locally produced, and locally owned. Children were eating ice cream and laughing on the patio, my friend bought a beautiful Tennessee sign for her living room, I bought oatmeal soap; I could have easily walked up and down the magical outdoor aisles all day, however, I knew there was more here to see.

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We slipped back into The Factory and before we knew it, found ourselves inside the beauty that is CR-71. Between the reclaimed wooden dining room tables and steeple-like windows for hanging, if I had a larger car with me, I would have redone my entire house right then and there. Their goods were that beautiful. From there we ventured over to the glory of City Farmhouse, where I bought my mother a floppy sun hat for Mother’s Day (though I could have bought that whole store as well everything was so stunning). Honestly, there isn’t a single shop in The Factory that didn’t impress me. The attention to detail, the hard work and dedication that these makers’ put into their wares is so very apparent. I can’t imagine shopping for those I love any other place but here now.

By this time, we had done lots of adventuring and were starting to grow hungry again, so we decided to stop by Franklin Juice Company for a light lunch. Between my açaí bowl (which I’m still dreaming about), and my friend’s yummy smoothie, it was the perfect lunch. Sweet, healthy, and delicious. It gave us the energy our bodies so badly craved. We even had some of their raw, cold pressed orange juice to wash it all down. The entire meal was a true delight.

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My favorite poet, Jack Gilbert, once wrote, “We can do without pleasure, but not delight.” And I agree. Thanks to The Factory, I had found my Saturday’s delight. I had found a place that represented home. All of Williamson county’s warmth, love, and community all wrapped up in one gorgeous building. Like the gem it is, it shines. Sparkles. It sings of something greater than just retail transactions. Make your way into its stunning interior and see for yourself just exactly how special this place truly is.

-Guest Blogger, Meg Wade

Ten Top Events For 2016 At The Factory

Aren’t “Top Ten” lists just so played out? Here at The Factory at Franklin, every event is always at the very top of the list, and this year’s lineup is definitely one to write home about! Instead of a “Top Ten” list (like all those other event spaces put out every year), here is The Factory’s “TEN TOP” list of not to miss events for the 2016 calendar year! In no particular order:

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-Showmance (March 11)—Studio Tenn and The Theater Bug collaborate to present, “Showmance!” Following Studio Tenn’s presentation of, “The Glass Menagerie,” the two production houses will come together to perform this original play. This particular performance will be the first showing in Williamson County for The Theater Bug, one of Tennessee’s best children’s theatrical companies.

-Music on the Lawn (Coming This Spring, Stay Tuned For Dates!)—This ongoing, multi-genre music series which solely showcases original songwriting and songwriters.

-Made South Marketplace (November 18th-19th)—Looking for a two-day event featuring over 100 makers from all over the south? Yeah…we thought so.

-City Farmhouse Barn Sales (June 17th-18th & October 14th-15th)—The Factory will host two, three-day events featuring over 120 antique dealers from all over the country. There’s no telling what treasures wait to be unearthed here!

-Bramble (June 4th)—The perfect summertime show focusing solely on men’s health, fashion, and lifestyle.

-Beer, Bacon, and Bourbon Festival (March 5th)—This one speaks for itself, folks… Definitely not one to miss!

-Franklin Wine Festival (October 21st)—This event will feature over 400 wines from 40 different local restaurants…. Come thirsty, y’all!

-Kinekt Conference (September 9th-10th)—This two-day event will focus on digital media and the latest technologies. Come get all the latest information!

Remember, there are always things happening down at The Factory, so be sure to check out our lineup regularly for more information on all of these (and many more) events!

The Factory At Franklin: A Community of Curators

It turns out, some good folks still treasure hunt in broad daylight. Some throw out the rules, they search and search until they find. When you think of your favorite jewelry or records or home goods, they probably came from someone originally searching for the very thing you love, just so it could belong to someone like you.

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The ever-growing curator’s community at The Factory at Franklin is composed of such good, treasure-hunting folk. They quest. They collect. They curate. It takes true dedication and commitment to bring together the unique and necessary pieces of art, music, and antiques that these curators collect. It’s a special gift, the keen eye of knowing, to be able to spot exactly what someone (much like yourself) is dying to unearth.

What they seek, they seek quietly, and as always, there is so much searching to be done. The word treasure here is not used lightly. The unique pieces featured by our tenants were carefully picked, sifted through, or arranged. The passion these curators not only have for searching for pieces, but searching for the right piece is abundantly clear. The word curate is even derived from the Latin word, cūr, or, to care.

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Contemporary Nashville and it’s surrounding areas is changing, and changing fast. And with this surge of newness, a need for the unique, artisan good is ushered in as well. To stand clearly apart from the everyday cookie-cutter, to unearth a real gem, this is what curators such as the hand-picked antiques at Relek, or the wide selection of expert music at Luna Records. Behind each of these collections an entire quest is storied. Imagine what beauty still lies to be unearthed through our tenant’s storefronts.

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Curator’s Community Tenants:

-City Farmhouse (antiques and antique furnishings)
-Luna Records (vinyl and music lifestyle)
-Relek (repurposed antique furnishings)
-Props Antiques (antique artifacts)
-Willow Plunge Gallery (photo gallery)
-Antiques at The Factory (multi-tenant warehouse)
-Artisan Guitars (handcrafted guitars, mandolins, and ukeleles)
-Essy’s Rug Gallery

The Factory At Franklin: A Maker’s Society

Close your eyes and imagine the last time shopping felt good. Truly good. The last time you left a store after making a purchase and felt transformed and refreshed by the experience. Has it been awhile? Can you even remember that time?

It’s 2016, and now more than ever, people need connection. When so many of our interactions are carried out behind a screen or through a handheld device, we the people need soul and warmth, a feeling of mutual and deliberate commerce. This is evident in the way spending habits are rapidly changing. We’re becoming ever more thoughtful and educated about not only what we purchase and the ways we make those purchases, but also more thoughtful about whom we make these purchases from, and who will ultimately benefit from the currency exchanged.

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Shop local. Support local business. These are not new ideas. You’ve heard them and thought them all before, and you know they’re important.

More and more people are turning their eyes away from corporate, big-box stores back towards small, locally owned businesses, and thankfully so. When a name, a face, a living breathing person makes a product with their own hands, and you can walk into a shop to meet that person, see their process, know the history behind the beautiful object you unearthed—there’s a precious experience to be had that you will simply never get from ordering online.

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The Factory At Franklin’s growing maker’s community is a space for the reemergence of the spark that lit the innovative market in America. It’s intrinsically tied to the freedom to create. Shops like CR-71, owned by Craig Heintrich & Rick Dohler , Issaac Meek’s Five Daughter’s Bakery, or Brett Henry’s Honest Coffee Roasters and Franklin Juice Company are changing the way that Williamson County does commerce. They are helping to innovate a community of artisan makers in The Factory that make exchanging goods feel good again.

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And on top of that, these same folks are all first time entrepreneurs. The Factory is so pleased they were inspired to follow their great passions into the marketplace, and is so lucky to have them as part of Franklin’s largest creative community. Want to know more? See our list of maker below, or simply come down to The Factory and see these maker’s goods for yourself! They would absolutely love to show you around.

Maker’s Society Tenants:

-Franklin Juice Company
-Honest Coffee Roasters
-Five Daughters Bakery
-CR-71 (Antique artifacts/repurposed furniture construction)
-Lucky Scruff (Hand made men’s beard and grooming products)
-House of Belonging (uniquely designed and hand-made signs)
-Stonebridge Gallery (frame maker)
-Jeremy Cowart (photographer)
-DeeAnn Hebert (artist)
-Streater Spencer (artist)
-Katy Johnson (artist)
-Tala Jeweler (unique handmade jewelry)

 

Honest Coffee Roasters

 

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A premium Coffee Roasting company that roasts, brews, and sells our coffee beans in-store!

www.honest.coffee