Some Good News
Before TikTok is banned, go brighten your day by watching local Lexy Burke surprise restaurant servers, honky-tonk bands and others all around Nashville with $1,000 cash tips. She crowdsources the tip money then films the reveal. You can watch her tip the staff at Margot Cafe, a busker outside of Target, and a musician at a honky tonk. Don't know or want to know TikTok, don't worry, you can watch the videos on her Instagram, too.
Farm to Screen to Front Door
Front Door Farmers is connecting Nashville with Tennessee's best locally grown produce, meats, and provisions. They are taking the experience of the Farmers' Market online. With touchless doorstep delivery, supporting local farmers and small businesses has never been easier. They have a great group of farmers and providers— Porter Road Butcher, Bloomsbury Farms, Frothy Monkey, Mr. Aaron's, Giffords and more!
Everybody Love a (Census) Parade
Drive the streets of Nashville to help spread the word of the importance of responding to the U.S. census. Only 63% of Tennesseans have responded to the census so far. Join the Mayor, bring the family, the pets, and parade around Nashville led by a Metro Fire Truck. Meet at the Health Department in North Nashville and the parade will start at 1 pm. on Saturday. There will be stops along the way where school bags will be distributed. It’s a fun, socially distanced, safe way to get out, support, serve the community, and spread the word about the importance of filling out the census.
FOOD & DRINK WHAT
8 Summer Party Food Ideas You Can Cook at Home
In a guest blog post, Kevin from lobsteranywhere.com shares great party foods that you can make without the grill – either as main dishes or sides. With everyone spending so much time outside, these dishes make it easy to enjoy really tasty food fresh from your kitchen. If you need a side snack or a tasty treat, we recommend these gift sets with goodies from around the USA.
Batch is a small business, but it takes a lot of special folks to wrangle products from over 300 small businesses and get your gifts shipped. From time to time, we will be featuring different members of our team on the blog. First up is Mark Newsom, our fulfillment manager, who is taller than average and never short of a good movie recommendation. Find out his favorite superhero (spoiler: it's not Batman) and his favorite products from Batch.