Agricultural Innovation: Spicing It Up

In a recent article, discusses the agriculture industry's new and growing vocabulary. Terms such as aquaponics and hydroponics are helping define the future of the industry, and Tennessee’s innovative producers are leading the charge. In addition, Tennessee companies are seizing opportunities to reach national and global markets with innovative products.

JMT was honored to be included in the article, described as "adding a little spice to agriculture production by creating customized spice blends for some of Nashville's most popular restaurants…"

Thanks, FarmFlavor!

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Style Blue Print includes JMT spices in Nashville "finds."

Style Blue Print searches far and wide for great FINDS and they recently came up with a fantastic list of locally sourced goodies, with an emphasis on treats for Dad. Take a look at their ideas for Father’s Day, in addition to all of their other discoveries from some of Nashville's favorite restaurants and boutiques. From cool techie gifts and travel gear to beautiful home decor and handcrafted jewelry, their collection has something for everyone on your gift list this summer!

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You are definitely going to want to bookmark this fun website overseen by its founder Brandy, foodie and mother of three! There are giveaways, recipes, a diary and a blog, and much more.

We think you'll really enjoy her Cheesy BBQ Chicken Nachos!


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Tasty Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Special thanks to Rachel Weingarten of for featuring JMT products in her "Tasty Mother's Day Gift Ideas!" We think our custom blended spices are perfect for EVERY gift giving occasion...

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Nashville Lifestyles: Spice blends are "IN SEASON!"

When it comes to "all things Nashville," look no further than!

We were especially proud to have been included in their "Taste" section last year in their article, "In Season: Spice Blends."

Thanks, Lifestyles!

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The Mantry includes 'Hot Chicken' in March subscription package

The Mantry, the modern man's pantry, is a food-of-the-month club that includes six carefully chosen American-made Artisan foods delivered in a neat wooden crate. 'The #1 food subscription for men' also includes a pamphlet describing where the food came from, how it can be served and how it was chosen.

JM Thomason was honored to include products for their March 2015 box. Special thanks to and for their reviews...

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Anderson Design Group wins GOLD ADDY with JMT packaging

On Saturday, February 28th  nearly 400 people in the Nashville Advertising Community gathered to award the best work of the past year at the 50th Annual Nashville American Advertising Awards.

JMT spices was proud to have been chosen in the "packaging" category to bring home the GOLD ADDY for our talented friends at Nashville's Anderson Design Group!

We're pleased to share their Facebook announcement!

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Cardamom: The spice that improves life!

Cardamom sustains the economy of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, which accounts for 70 %of Guatemala’s production. Smallholder spice farmers rely on revenues from cardamom crops to feed their families and cover basic needs such as food, clothing, medicine and education. Although Guatemala is the biggest exporter of cardamom in the world, little has been done within the country to safeguard this vital crop.

Thrips, small pests capable of spreading plant diseases, are infecting and ruining entire crops. Lack of access to new and improved technologies is also hindering farmers from improving genetic quality and reaching reliable international markets. Further, over-use of fuelwood to dry cardamom pods is stripping the land of trees and causing environmental degradation.

These factors are causing Alta Verapaz to experience a “cardamom crisis” that is reflected in production quantity and quality, entailing a societal crisis as family incomes plummet and cardamom-dependent families fall into food insecurity.  PROMESA CARDAMIEL, a project of Heifer, International, provides the key to solving these problems. Project participants will “learn by doing” through training campaigns that will help farmers implement sustainable agroecological practices, boost yields and link to profitable markets to firmly root themselves in the local spice, coffee and honey supply chains.

The JM Thomason family is proud to support the Cardamom Project both theoretically and through donations from the sale of each tin.

To learn more about and/or to show your support for PROMESA CARDAMIEL, click here.

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JM Thomason included in "2014 Bites Gift Guide"

A great big THANK YOU goes out to those nice folks at the Nashville Scene Food Blog Bites, especially blogger Lesley Lassiter, for including our JMT products in their annual gift guide.

It is, indeed, an honor to be listed among the "best of the best" on the Nashville scene and we hope you'll checkout her article to see the other great ideas she's included!

You might even want to take a look at their guides for 2011, 2012, and 2013, too! 

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Food, Wine and Design 2014

Thank you, Nashville Lifestyles, for promoting this important upcoming event.

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